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  • In fact, the phrase pledge allegiance is what linguists call a hapax legomenon, or hapax for short an expression that only occurs in a single place in the language, like wardrobe malfunction, Corinthian leather, or satisfactual.

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  • You know, my hopes have already been raised and dashed by that dastardly rumor that "Chuck" would come back as soon as the end of October which is, of course, just about here, with no "Chuck", but I'm certain this time that this just-as-good information is satisfactual.

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  • It mayn't be satisfactual, but me an 'Sis is mighty long-headed when we pulls tergether.

    Mingo And Other Sketches in Black and White

  • I know better than the furrin preacher what'd be satisfactual to Felix

    Mingo And Other Sketches in Black and White

  • In fact, "pledge allegiance" is what linguists call a hapax legomenon, or hapax for short - an expression that only occurs in a single place in the language, like wardrobe malfunction, Corinthian leather or satisfactual.

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  • according to stories that I read somewhere or another, more than once, which means that everything is actual and satisfactual, even the princely neighbor who's randomly freed from his Buddha Scarecrow Nature in the final seconds

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  • 'im,' says I; 'but don't go an' make no great to-do, 'says I;' bekaze the little we got mightent be satisfactual to the gentulmun, 'says I.

    Mingo And Other Sketches in Black and White

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