from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The practice of wearing labrets.

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  • noun the practice of wearing labrets


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  • They included labretifery, tattooing the chin of adult women, certain uses of masks, a certain style of conventionalizing natural objects, the use of conventional signs as hieroglyphics, a peculiar facility in carving wood and stone, a similarity of angular designs on their pottery and basketry, and of artistic representations connected with their common religious or mythological ideas.

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  • The only word in the English language ending in -tifery.

    For shame.

    August 6, 2008