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  • ...I was just beginning to yawn with nerves thinking he was trying to make a fool of me when I knew his tattarrattat at the door...
    --James Joyce, 1922 Ulysses, p. 732

    January 6, 2008

  • It would be the sort of word Joyce would write.

    December 9, 2006

  • The longest palindromic word in the OED

    December 9, 2006

  • Coined by James Joyce, meaning a knock at the door.

    December 7, 2006