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vorpal

adjective

deadly

Word Origin

created by Lewis Carroll to describe a sword

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  • vorpal swords have later been used in many roleplaying games.
Word Origin and History for vorpal
adj.

1871, invented by Lewis Carroll in "Through the Looking-Glass."

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