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elusive
used in Oryx and Crake

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Definition
difficult to get a hold of

(mentally such as a memory or description; or externally such as an achievement or physical capture)
  • From tree to tree he limps, elusive, white, a rumour.
    p. 372.9
  • The Abominable Snowman — existing and not existing, flickering at the edges of blizzards, apelike man or manlike ape, stealthy, elusive, known only through rumours and through its backward-pointing footprints.
    p. 8.0

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