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Word of the Week: Bandersnatch

October 16, 2005

bandersnatch \BANDR-snatch\ (noun)

1. A fleet, furious, fabulous creature, of dangerous propensities, immune to bribery and too fast to flee from; later, used vaguely to suggest any creature with such qualities

Example Sentence:

In a letter from May 15, 1966, C.S. Lewis wrote "No one ever influenced Tolkien--you might as well try to influence a bandersnatch."