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ludicrous
used in A Thousand Acres

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absurd in an amusing way
  • Even when my father was a young man, there were so many lakes and pothole ponds in Zebulon County that the idea of building a swimming pool would have been ludicrous, but now every town of any size either had built one or wanted to, and the county newspapers cited these and the three table-flat nine-hole golf courses as "some of Zebulon County's numerous recreational facilities."
    p. 87.9

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