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  • "This wer a reg'ler sockdollager!" said Jim Chowder, when narrating the circumstances to us; for on this unexpected enquiry after the mate coming so suddenly after the men had treated him in so ignominious a fashion, they were "knocked all aback!"

    The Island Treasure 1887


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  • Variant of sockdolager.

    January 12, 2009

  • Years ago I came across "sockdollager" in a essay by Charles Sanders Pierce, a 19th century logician. He wrote in the 1880's. The word has stuck with me, but I have never seen it in a dictionary. It is slang of an earlier age.

    March 30, 2009

  • Spoonerism for "doxologer?"

    July 18, 2009