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This is a list of lowercase non-hyphenated single words found in the 2009-02-08 issue of The Observer which did not have English entries in the English Wiktionary when this list was created (2009-02-08).
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42466 tokens ‧ 33480 valid lowercase tokens ‧ 5785 types ‧ 23 (~ 0.398%) words before cleaning ‧
2009 February 8, Catherine Bennett, “Carol Thatcher is dim, but don't pillory her for thought crime”, The Observer:add
- In Alastair Campbell's diary, we find, for instance, that when they shared office, he and his colleague Tony Blair regularly indulged in blokeish speculation about women.
2009 February 8, David Mitchell, “David Mitchell: It's only being miserable that makes us happy”, The Observer:add
- That would involve having thousands of gritters and snow ploughs on expensive stand-by through years of mild drizzly winters."
- rottweiler *
2009 February 8, David Smith and Charles Yates, “Baby boy savaged to death by family dogs”, The Observer:add
- In September 2006 five-month-old Caydee-Lee Glaze was mauled to death by two rottweilers at her family's pub in the Midlands, and that Christmas one-year-old Archie-Lee Hirst was killed by a family rottweiler in Leeds.
2009 February 8, Tim Adams, “A clan never far from catastrophe”, The Observer:add
- After reportedly trousering £12m in the al-Yamamah arms deal (which the Saudis assumed was his due as "crown prince"), marrying a Texan heiress and adopting, on Denis's death, the baronetcy his mother had negotiated, Mark repaid his parents' vaunted faith in meritocracy, funding a bizarre coup attempt in Equatorial Guinea.
- preg -> preg head
2009 February 8, Amelia Hill, “Having babies can sharpen women's minds”, The Observer:add
- Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Winslet and Myleene Klass all claim to have suffered so-called "preg head", the sporadic amnesia and general mental deterioration thought to affect women who are pregnant or have recently given birth.