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I bet Dr. Quinn knew all these words.

15 Feb

excrescence:  n.  an abnormal outgrowth or disfiguring part

Classical Usage:  The Merriam-Webster suggested usage for this word is: warty excrescence in the colon.  Eeeewww, groooossss!  So, what in Jane Eyre could stick out in such a unappealing way?  The tightly wound buns of the poor girls at Lowood.  Remember how Brocklehurst had their locks cut off?

Classically Mad Usage:  Much like chilblains, I hope not find much application for this, at least not in terms of warty colon growth.  And even though I’ve been known to post a few gratuitous pictures of the excrescence of my daughter’s tresses on my other blog, I’ll spare you here.

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Posted by on February 15, 2012 in Jane Eyre

 

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