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Another Use for that Z-Tile

03 Jun

touzling – v.  rare spelling of tousling, to rumple or dishevel

Classical Usage:  After Tom Loeker is shot and shoved by our friends George and Phineas they rescue him and bring him to Grandmam Dorcas Stephens.  We don’t see him again for another 18 chapters.  Tom Loeker we left groaning and touzling in a most immaculately clean Quaker bed, under the motherly supervision of Aunt Dorcas who found him to the full as tractable a patient as a sick bison.

Classically Mad Usage:  The best news from my research of this obscure vocabulary is that although the definition is not readily available, it’s a completely legitimate Scrabble word.

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Posted by on June 3, 2012 in Uncle Tom's Cabin

 

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