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RFV discussion[edit]

The below is copied from Wiktionary:Requests for verification archive/July 2007#Abacot.

A historically notable misprinting. I'm not really sure what to do with this, as it has no real meaning. Opinions? Dmcdevit·t 08:22, 1 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I would make it an {{alternative spelling of}} bycoket, with =Etymology= notes on how it originated. Widsith 09:34, 2 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Cleaned up, moved to abacot. —RuakhTALK 22:47, 17 October 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

More hisotry[edit]

Plenty more history available for example The Atheneum 1882 (Murray) (damaged copy), Gentlemans Magazine 1857 (Jowitt), Archealogia 1883 and in the first recorded use of the term ghost word, by Skeat (1886) in which he deplores dictionaries documenting such words. These sources may be of more use fo a Wikipedia article, whether on this particular word or ghost words in general, than this Wiktionary entry, but the last certainly contains much of interest to the lexicographer. Rich Farmbrough, 16:12, 29 July 2022 (UTC).Reply[reply]