from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The killing of a word, in a figurative sense; perversion of a word from its proper meaning, as in punning.
- n. One who kills a word or words.
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“Lord,” and contemplate the following couplet which one cannot make rhyme without actual verbicide: ” “Where feeds the moose, and walks the surly bear,
"Lord," and contemplate the following couplet which one cannot make rhyme without actual verbicide: --
Homicide and verbicide -- that is, violent treatment of a word with fatal results to its legitimate meaning, which is its life -- are alike forbidden.