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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A splutter.

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  • Ha! That's one of the best footnotes I've ever heard of!

    November 5, 2007

  • From a short essay on footnotes: 'My favourite helpful annotation in fantasy appears in Lord Dunsany's story "The Bird of the Difficult Eye", where "beasts prowling in the blackness gluttered" at the doomed protagonist. Gluttered? A footnote is provided: "See any dictionary, but in vain."'

    November 5, 2007