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Monday, February 9, 2009


From the Wiktionary


Etymology – Nonsense coinage by Lewis Carroll.

Pronunciation – (UK, US) IPA: /ˈtʌl.ʤi/, /ˈtʌ

Adjective – tulgey (comparative tulgier, superlative tulgiest)

1. Thick, dense, dark (originally in reference to a wood).
1871: The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame, / Came whiffling through the tulgey wood : Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-glass
1973: I battled for a while with Professor Aschloch’s tulgey prose – only German poets have ever written lucid German prose – then closed my eyes, wondering bitterly which of my enemies the nice American worked for. : Kyril Bonfiglioli, Don’t Point That Thing at Me (Penguin 2001, p. 69)

"Don’t stir it up! It may come whiffling through the tulgey wood after your ass." Roger Zelazney, ‘Sign of Chaos’

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