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Friday, September 24, 2010

frabjous

\FRAB-juhs\ , adjective;
1.
Wonderful, elegant, superb, or delicious.
Quotes:
He bombarded her with imported candy and American beauties, and cluttered up the spring with a series of whist parties, which butted into the social calendar something frabjous.
-- George Fitch, At good old Siwash
If there's a more frabjous pairing of writer and director than Lewis Carroll and Tim Burton, I can't imagine it.
-- Mike Scott, "'Alice in Wonderland' movie review: Callooh! Callay! Tim Burton creates a frabjous delight," The Times-Picayune, March 2010
Origin:
Frabjous is one of many words coined by Lewis Caroll in Through the Looking-Glass.
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