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This is a list of lowercase non-hyphenated single words, lacking English entries in the English Wiktionary as of the most recent database dump, found in the 2009-03-19 issue of The Guardian.

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34422 tokens ‧ 27082 valid lowercase tokens ‧ 4952 types ‧ 12 (~ 0.242%) words before cleaning ‧ 


  1. cookshops
  2. passus *
    • 2009 March 19, David Ganz, “George Kane”, The Guardian:
      Langland was probably already 30 years old when he wrote the A version (prologue and 11 or 12 passus or sections) and about 45 in the late 1370s when writing the B text (prologue and 20 passus, but almost three times as long as the 2,500 lines that make up the A text), the version most widely known.
  3. patronisation
  4. plateosaurus
    • 2009 March 19, Mark Brown, “Review: Walking With Dinosaurs steps off the TV screen”, The Guardian:
      The O2 Arena dinosaurs range from the herbivore plateosaurus, which roamed in herds around prehistoric Europe, to the tiny-brained stegosaurus (which did its thinking with 80 grams of its five-tonne weight; the average adult human brain weighs 1.5kg) and on to one of the biggest of all the dinosaurs, brachiosaurus, which had to feed constantly to sustain its 50-tonne bulk.
  5. torosaurus
  6. velociraptors
    • 2009 March 19, Mark Brown, “Review: Walking With Dinosaurs steps off the TV screen”, The Guardian:
      In total 15 dinosaurs will be part of the performance, taking audiences from the Triassic period, through the Jurassic and on to the Cretaceous, the time of T rex (despite its appearance in Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park - the director also increased the size of his velociraptors to make them scarier).
  7. yclothed
    • 2009 March 19, David Ganz, “George Kane”, The Guardian:
      It is longer again, and contains his brief description of living in Cornhill in London, "Kitte and I in a cote, yclothed as a loller [vagabond]".


  1. superpits - protologism
    • 2009 March 19, “Letter: The tragedy of our lost energy resource”, The Guardian:
      In the 1980s we were automating the industry and many lower-technology pits were at risk of displacement as others were turned into computerised superpits - in a stagnant market for coal.
  2. underlunched - playful use of language
    • 2009 March 19, Nicholas Watt and David Hencke, “Lobbyist in new Tory 'cash for access' row”, The Guardian:
      PR week magazine described him as "never knowingly underlunched" because of his wooing of clients and contacts in West End restaurants.
  3. yurr