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  • Passing over the lines referring to the "Young Person" of Crete to whom the epithet "ombliferous" is applied, we may be pardoned -- on the ground of the geographical proximity of the two countries named -- for quoting together two stanzas which in reality are separated by a good many pages: --

    Nonsense Books

  • Lear gives us such gems as scroobious, meloobious, ombliferous, borascible, slobaciously, himmeltanious, flumpetty, and mumbian; while the best of Lewis Carroll's coined words are those found in

    A Nonsense Anthology


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