Friday, 30 November 2012

Entry: crucifi (n.)

In context: "Planes' little crucifi of landing lights well ahead of their own noise."

Definition: An unfamiliar pluralization of crucifix (crucifixes): A cross; a figure of the cross.

Other: Beware!  For the definition above, there is a subscript warning: N.E.D. (1893) calls this a ‘misuse’, frequent in writers of the 18–19th cent.

SNOOT score: 1

Page: 556

Source: Oxford English Dictionary

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