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bandersnatch

[ban-der-snach] /ˈbæn dərˌsnætʃ/
noun
1.
an imaginary wild animal of fierce disposition.
2.
a person of uncouth or unconventional habits, attitudes, etc., especially one considered a menace, nuisance, or the like.
Origin of bandersnatch
coined by Lewis Carroll in Through the Looking Glass (1871)
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  • We expected to see a bandersnatch every minute, didn't we, Noël?

  • After all, I need a bandersnatch, dont I, to keep me straight?

    The Confounding of Camelia Anne Douglas Sedgwick
  • I am sure you look like a bandersnatch; a biting, snarling creature.

    The Confounding of Camelia Anne Douglas Sedgwick
  • There might be things in the Devan Forest worse than a bandersnatch.

    Insidekick Jesse Franklin Bone
  • Any number of natives with knives were preferable to a bandersnatch.

    Insidekick Jesse Franklin Bone
  • It had been a lucky day when he had fallen in running from the bandersnatch.

    Insidekick Jesse Franklin Bone
  • The landscape was empty of animate life except for the odorous carcass of the bandersnatch lying beside him.

    Insidekick Jesse Franklin Bone
  • "There may be a bandersnatch," he said doubtfully, dusting the ground with his palmetto fan.

    The Firing Line Robert W. Chambers
  • Or maybe it was the shock of that meeting with the bandersnatch.

    Insidekick Jesse Franklin Bone
  • And bandersnatch if you will, said Perior, shaking her gently by the shoulders, and putting her away with a certain resignation.

    The Confounding of Camelia Anne Douglas Sedgwick

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