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solecism
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Moby Dick
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  • I assert, then, that in the wondrous bodily whiteness of the bird chiefly lurks the secret of the spell; a truth the more evinced in this, that by a solecism of terms there are birds called grey albatrosses; and these I have frequently seen, but never with such emotions as when I beheld the Antarctic fowl.

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  • Don’t mistake her solecisms for a lack of intelligence.
  • a good deal afraid of making herself disadvantageously conspicuous by some solecism or blunder
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre

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