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ghost-words

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

A term used by Skeat to signify words which have no real existence, ‘coinages due to the blunders of printers or scribes, or to the perfervid imaginations of ignorant or blundering editors’.

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‘And What Has All This To Do With Experimental Writing?’: Words and Ghosts

Leigh Wilson.

in Modernism and Magic

December 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 14898 words.

This chapter looks at the relationship between language and ghosts in a number of thinkers and writers in the early twentieth century. Beginning with Ludwig Wittgenstein's Tractatus...

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ghost-words

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

A term used by Skeat to signify words which have no real existence, ‘coinages due to the blunders of printers or scribes, or to the perfervid imaginations of ignorant or blundering editors’.

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ghost‐words

Edited by Margaret Drabble, Jenny Stringer and Daniel Hahn.

in The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (British and Irish). 33 words.

a term used by Skeat to signify words which have no real existence, ‘coinages due to the blunders of printers

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DOGS THAT WON'T HUNT AND OLD ENGLISH GHOST WORDS

DAVID W. PORTER.

in Notes and Queries

June 1998; p ublished online June 1998 .

Journal Article. Subjects: History; Linguistics; Literature. 0 words.

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Volaten and Volating: Two Ghost Words in the Middle English Dictionary

Juhani Norri.

in Notes and Queries

September 2017; p ublished online October 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: History; Linguistics; Literature. 538 words.

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The “Quasi-Turn-of-Screw Effect,” or How to Raise a Ghost with Words: The Sense of the Past

J. Hillis Miller.

in Literature as Conduct

September 2005; p ublished online March 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Language. 16984 words.

This chapter analyzes Henry James's The Sense of the Past using the speech act theory. It explores the possible reasons why James failed to finish this book and ...

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huffy adj.

Jonathon Green.

in Green's Dictionary of Slang

January 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 444 words.

angry, bad-tempered; thus huffily adv.

1655 E. Gayton Wil Bagnals Ghost 9: The huffy puffy Stewards words, / Were to

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ghost

Overview page. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism.

Now chiefly, an apparition of a dead person which is believed to appear or become manifest to the living, typically as a nebulous image and attempting to right a wrong done in life; this...

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walk

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Walk the walk and talk the talk suit one's actions to one's words.

we must learn to walk before we can run proverbial saying, mid 14th century; meaning that a solid foundation is...

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Whisper

John Mowitt.

in Sounds

June 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Media Studies. 9136 words.

This chapter focuses on the sound of the whisper, considering Robert Redford's The Horse Whisperer and the long running television series, The Ghost Whisperer—specifically the crossover...

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pricking of one's thumbs

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An intuitive feeling, a foreboding, often with allusion to the words of the Second Witch in Shakespeare's Macbeth (1606) as Macbeth approaches, ‘By the pricking of my thumbs, Something...

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Octavia

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

The one extant fabula praetexta, dramatizes the fate of Nero's neglected empress (see claudia octavia). Seneca the Younger, who is brought in as a character trying to restrain Nero's...

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Johannine Comma

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity.

An interpolation in the text of 1 Jn. 5: 7 f., namely the words in italic in the following passage from the AV: ‘For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and...

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Derrida's Remains

J. Hillis Miller.

in For Derrida

July 2009; p ublished online March 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Language. 13694 words.

Many salient examples of the words reste, rester, or restance are scattered throughout Derrida's works. Reste and its cognates were important words for him. This...

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Philip Roth

Tim Parks.

in Life and Work

June 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 4074 words.

This chapter examines the recurrence of the theme of death in Philip Roth's novels, including Indignation, Exit Ghost, and Nemesis. The draft and the Korean War in Indignation, the 9/11...

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Taste and Good Taste

Mary Carruthers.

in The Experience of Beauty in the Middle Ages

April 2013; p ublished online March 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 13164 words.

This chapter continues the discussion of the Latin adjectives dulcis and suavis by exploring two related questions. First, are there any words in the medieval lexicon of sensory effects...

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ghosts

Esther Eidinow.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Literature; Religion in the Ancient World. 2249 words.

Identifying a ghost in Greek literature and distinguishing it from what we might call a delusion or a supernatural entity can sometimes pose difficulties: *Homer tends to use the term psychenull...

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Parapraxis and Parechesis

Michael Fontaine.

in Funny Words in Plautine Comedy

November 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature. 24165 words.

This chapter develops the stylistic method for recovering Plautus’ “funny” words adumbrated in chapter 1. An investigation of the comedian's dramatic use of Freudian errors, including slips...

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Goyescas

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

(Sp. ‘Goya‐like works’, or ‘Youth in Love’).

1 2 sets of pf. pieces, 7 in all, by Granados, inspired by paintings of Goya, comp. 1911, f.p. 1914. Titles are 1. Los...

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Scene 12 Departures

Simon Palfrey.

in Poor Tom

September 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (1500 to 1800). 8066 words.

Chapter abstract 3–5 sentences, or around 120 words and no more than 200 words This section looks at the closing scene in both the Quarto and Folio, as Edgar...

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