Monday, 2 January 2012

Entry:  circumflex (adj.)

Definition:   Bent or bending round; circuitous.


Other:   If you haven’t had the opportunity to play around with the OED, then you’re likely not aware that one of its most enjoyable features is the inclusion of historically-significant usages.  See, for example, this beauty:
“1773 J. Ross Fratricide (MS) iii. 928   This terrene Shook with concussive circumflex most dread.”

SNOOT score: 1

Page: 5

Source:  Oxford English Dictionary

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