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  • I wrote this in a poem and found out later that it didn't exist as a word. I was entirely surprised. It means simply enough "to remove from a shelf", or metaphorically, "to take from view" or "to obscure", etc.

    October 26, 2008

  • Did you unwrite it then?

    October 26, 2008

  • Why there is information enough on any conceivable subject, and all within ten minutes walk of where we sit and write, to stupify Minerva; and it is as easy to unshelf, pick out, and embroider it upon an editorial, as it is to buy grapes at Bininger's.

    --N. P. Willis, 1847, "Ephemera", The Miscellaneous Works of N. P. Willis, p. 48

    October 26, 2008

  • Ephemera is indeed a suitable name for the work, mollusque, because the words themselves have vanished. :)

    July 26, 2009