Picks and Pans Review: Quote

updated 10/08/1990 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 10/08/1990 AT 01:00 AM EDT

>A sampling of slanted definitions fresh from Wordo Berzerko: An Uncommon Dictionary by Ray Hand (HarperPerennial, $7.95)

abash n. A great party atrophy n. What every athlete and sportsman longs for bacteria n Lunchroom for chiropractors blunderbuss n. Mass transit for the hopelessly inept chipa adj. Not spensive debunk n. Where de cowboy sleeps, usually in debunk house filly adj. nonfenfical or even ridiculouf gladiator adj. How the Roman lion felt after consuming the Christian incongruous n. Where most of the hot air in the U.S. is produced limbo n. Place where arms and legs go when they die Melanesia n. Loss of memory in cantaloupes, honeydews. etc. ragamuffin n. Something to eat at a Ravi Shankar concert versicle n. Eskimo poem Worcester adj. Even worse than worst

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