from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to an uncle; avuncular.
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But why does not James Spedding exert his uncular authority over the lady to give her books easier names for readers not advanced in spelling or pronunciation?
The grave Don owned the soft impeachment; relented at once, and clasped the hopeful young gentleman in the Wellington trousers to his _uncular_ and rather angular breast.