Friday, 1 November 2013

Entry: proboscoid (adj.)

In context: "Postal Weight's nose is a massive proboscoid bandaged thing."

Definition:   Shaped like or suggestive of a proboscis or nose; having a proboscis.

Other: A little odd that one of the usages would come from the Financial Times, but here you go:

1995   Financial Times (Nexis) 11 Sept. 17   Here he again resembles a human insect—sallow, hunched, proboscoid—as he plays an ice-cream parlour manager with a taste for young girls.

SNOOT score:  1
Page: 704

Source: Oxford English Dictionary   

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