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  • n. A scientist specialising in teratology.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who deals in marvels; a marvel-monger.
  • n. One versed in teratology.


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  • And he was what you'd call a teratologist: he looked at all of the monstrosities and mutations to find rules and laws, rather than looking at the norms.

    Greg Lynn on calculus in architecture

  • I got my contributor copy of Phantom, which also includes stories by various future-of-horror types like teratologist and readingthedark and Mike Cisco.

    Nick Mamatas' Journal

  • Thanks to teratologist, the greatest sentence I've read all day

    Nick Mamatas' Journal

  • [233] I do not present this view as more than a picture which helps us to realize the actual phenomena which we witness in homosexuality, although I may add that so able a teratologist as Dr. J.W. Ballantyne considers that

    Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 2 Sexual Inversion

  • Taruffi, the celebrated Italian teratologist, in speaking of the subject, says:

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • The concerns, which came to light after the thalidomide scandal, led to the drug being extensively studied, said Dr. Tina Chambers, a teratologist at the University of California,

    Toronto Sun

  • teratologist: "I understand you have a job to do, but get a better job where you don't have to invade people's privacy!"

    Nick Mamatas' Journal

  • teratologist: Ok, so with a crack team of five people and google, they talked this girl into calling the poor census taker back and complaining about it being "invasive".

    Nick Mamatas' Journal

  • teratologist: There's three people in the office and they're all engaged in an epic struggle to figure out what the hell the census is!

    Nick Mamatas' Journal

  • teratologist: A loud person in the office behind me is confused by the fact that census people are legally allowed to stop by your house and that this does not constitute "stalking" or even an unusual situation.

    Nick Mamatas' Journal


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