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sionnach commented on the word podsnappish
"He disapproved of music-hall and in Podsnappish vein told Marianne Richards, 'I have a dream of Bowdlerising Bowdler', that is 'editing a Shakespeare that shall be absolutely fit for girls'."
meaning: stiff-starched and extremely proper
Introduction to the Penguin Classics edition of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass", Hugh Haughton.
February 12, 2010
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