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Forgotten Words #14 Nicknackitarian

Nicknackitarian [noun] A dealer in curiosities. Mentioned with the definition: mummies, and arrows dipped in the poisons of upas-tree, as well as bows, antique shields, helmets, etc.

 

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Basically, people who sell the best tchotchkes. I have no idea where or when you will use this word, but I knew I wanted to give it its moment in the light.

 

Kacirk, Jeffrey. The Word Museum: The Most Remarkable English Ever Forgotten. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2000. 129. Print.

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