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This is a list of lowercase non-hyphenated single words found in the 2008-12-31 issue of The Guardian which did not have English entries in the English Wiktionary when this list was created.

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  • Total recognized tokens: 29572
  • Total valid lowercase tokens: 23091
  • Total unique types: 4655
  • Initial new-word count (before removal of lemma duplicates, typos, etc.): 22 (~0.473%)

2008-12-31[edit]

  1. arbakai
    Gordon Brown proposed a similar scheme a year ago, based on a traditional form of tribal militias, or arbakai, but it was criticised at the time by an American commander in Afghanistan as detracting from the work of the national police force.
  2. chiclero
    "I am a chiclero to my core.
  3. chicozapote
    Porfirio Baños takes the measure of the chicozapote tree that he is about to tap for its resin.
  4. fedayeen
    The two soldiers were travelling in a convoy that was ambushed by fedayeen militiamen in southern Iraq on 23 March 2003.
  5. garda
    The papers include a garda memo on the force's concerns about the title of the band's LP and whether it breached Ireland's once rigid censorship laws.
  6. hellhouse
    But in his strongest criticism yet of the superdatabase, Sir Ken Macdonald, the former director of public prosecutions, who has firsthand experience of working with intelligence and law enforcement agencies, told the Guardian such assurances would prove worthless in the long run and warned it would prove a "hellhouse" of personal private information.
  7. housebuyers
    Bankers have been pilloried by ministers all autumn for recklessly incurring bad debts, mostly to first-time housebuyers at the bidding of those same ministers.
  8. icescape
    Hadow, and his team members Ann Daniels and Martin Hartley, are building up their stamina by dragging car tyres over the awkward terrain and clambering over the granite outcrops with heavy packs."We are using Dartmoor to help replicate the icescape that we will travel across," said Hadow.
  9. ivyed
    Out in the fields, tall ivyed ash trees blackened against the sky, holding firm to their old stories.
  10. phalangists
    If the tanks massed on Gaza's borders go in and engage in close-quarter urban warfare, the death toll could be on the same scale as the massacre of Palestinians by Christian phalangists at Sabra and Chatila refugee camps in 1982.
  11. sedater
    Robert Plant, the former Led Zeppelin frontman who has gone on to enjoy a sedater breed of fame through his duets with US bluegrass singer Alison Krauss, also receives a CBE.
  12. shuras
    However, US officials stressed that the community guards would not be based on the old tribal arbakai, but picked by local councils or shuras, which reflect the ethnic balance in each district.
  13. superdatabase
    But in his strongest criticism yet of the superdatabase, Sir Ken Macdonald, the former director of public prosecutions, who has firsthand experience of working with intelligence and law enforcement agencies, told the Guardian such assurances would prove worthless in the long run and warned it would prove a "hellhouse" of personal private information.
  14. texter
    She has emphasised that communications data, which gives the police the identity and location of the caller, texter or web surfer but not the content, has been used as important evidence in 95% of serious crime cases and almost all security service operations since 2004 including the Soham and 21/7 bombing cases.

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