Sunday, 30 September 2012

Entry: mysticetously (adj.)

In context: "Has anyone mentioned Gately's head is square?  It's almost perfectly square, massive and boxy and mysticetously blunt: the head of somebody who looks like he likes to lower his head and charge."

Definition: I found this was pretty confusing, but eventually did track something that appears relevant:

mysticete (n.):   A whale of the suborder Mysticeti of baleen or whalebone whales; spec. the Greenland right whale or bowhead, Balaena mysticetus.

So go ahead and search for pictures of baleen whale heads!


SNOOT score: 1
Page: 476

Source: Oxford English Dictionary   

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