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  • I remonstrated, in allusion to the epithet and the vigorous emphasis Miss Jellyby set upon it.
  • …has probably as much to do with these demonstrations as any imbecile intention in the poor old woman, but on the present occasion they are so particularly lively in connexion with the Windsor arm-chair, fellow to that in which Mr. Smallweed is seated, that she only quite desists when her grandchildren have held her down in it, her lord in the meanwhile bestowing upon her, with great volubility, the endearing epithet of "a pig-headed jackdaw," repeated a surprising number of times.

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as in: racial epithet Define
an insulting or abusive word or phrase
as in: earned the epithet, "The Great" Define
a descriptor added to a person's name -- as in Alexander The Great or: a phrase used in place of a name or word -- such as:
  • The Big Apple for New York
  • The Great Emancipator for Abraham Lincoln
  • man's best friend for dog

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