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hernesheir commented on the word caverniloquy
One wonders if the painters at Lascaux were among the first caverniloquists.
January 19, 2010
mollusque commented on the word caverniloquy
In a cavern, in a canyon,
Excavating for a mine,
Dwelt a miner, forty-niner,
And his daughter Clementine.
January 18, 2010
bilby commented on the word caverniloquy
The first thing that came to mind was a person speaking into a cave so he/she can hear the words echoing back.
Caverniloquy, or cavernous pectoriloquy, is the speech of the patient as heard over an ordinary cavity.
--Richard C. M. Page, 1897, A Handbook of Physical Diagnosis of Diseases of the Organs of Respiration, p. 181
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