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Abigail and I have been here for a number of days and we have been entertained by some of her splendacious friends, to use Thackeray's adjective for American fashion; and the impression it all makes on me is beyond description.
Children of the Market Place Edgar Lee Masters 1909
Whoopin 'up the hill splendacious, playin' tiggie with the Turk.
'Hello, Soldier!' Khaki Verse Edward Dyson 1898
Well, he give me a splendacious suit of noo clo'es, an
The weather, as O'Rook said, "was splendacious, almost equal to that of ould Ireland."
Philosopher Jack 1859
'Capital stables -- excellent stables!' replied the shooter; 'stalls six feet in the clear, by twelve dip (deep), iron racks, oak stall-posts covered with zinc, beautiful oats, capital beans, splendacious hay -- won without a shower!'
Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour Robert Smith Surtees 1833
Folks may crow all they want about the roar of Niagara or the growlin’ of the sea—but give me a splendacious peal o’ stormbrewed thunder and your other nat’ral music is no more than a penny whistle is to a church organ!
Nevermore Harold Schechter 1999
mollusque commented on the word splendacious
Now there's a splendacious word! Has anyone done a list of reflexive words?
November 4, 2007