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  • This was not Abby's usual absentminded roster of misnomers: "Mandy—I mean Stem" when she was speaking to Jeannie.†   (source)
  • The snake's name is a misnomer that Dr. Montgomery created for his own amusement.†   (source)
  • Its name is a misnomer.†   (source)
  • A misnomer.†   (source)
  • SOCIETY AND SOLITUDE I FELL in with a humorist on my travels, who had in his chamber a cast of the Rondanini Medusa, and who assured me that the name which that fine work of art bore in the catalogues was a misnomer, as he was convinced that the sculptor who carved it intended it for Memory, the mother of the Muses.'†   (source)
  • The steward read nothing but his prayer-book, and that only in particular parts, and by the aid of a good deal of spelling, and some misnomers; but he could not form a single letter with a pen.†   (source)
  • I look upon it as the climax of all misnomers, the boldest of all frauds, and the grossest of all libels.†   (source)
  • Thof Squire Dickon "—this was a common misnomer with Benjamin—" is a nice gentleman, and as good a man to sail with as heart could wish, yet I shall tel the squire, d'ye see, in plain English, and that's my native tongue, that if-so-be he is thinking of putting any Johnny Raw over my head, why, I shall resign.†   (source)
  • While the other was reading it on page two Boom (to give him for the nonce his new misnomer) whiled away a few odd leisure moments in fits and starts with the account of the third event at Ascot on page three, his side.†   (source)
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