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  • "'If you please, gentlemen,' said the tall stern flaglieutenant at the door, and all three civilians at once stopped smiling, 'the Admiral awaits your pleasure.'"

    --Patrick O'Brian, The Far Side of the World, 65

    A word with excellent compoundiness. Most other places probably spell it flag-lieutenant.

    February 20, 2008

  • Indeed. When I first saw it, though, it looked like flagellum and flatulent rolled into one.

    February 20, 2008