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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 1988-07-01 issue of the Chicago Reader (2009-01-17).

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41806 tokens ‧ 32042 valid lowercase tokens ‧ 5714 types ‧ 40 (~ 0.7%) words before cleaning ‧ 


  1. aikuchi
    • 1988, Holly Greenhagen, Stage Business: the fight's the thing[1]:
      The play's time-travel element allowed them to stage fights using weapons from different eras: three sizes of broadswords, the largest a two-handed model that is five feet, six inches long and weighs eight pounds; rapiers from France, Italy, and Japan, including a French shell-hilt rapier, whose blade consists of two perpendicular surfaces; various daggers, among them an aikuchi, a type of Japanese suicide knife; a lead pipe; and a gun.
  2. coconcertmaster
    • 1988, Dennis Polkow, Bernsteinmania[2]:
      Bernstein's layering of timbre was especially well handled during the superb violin solo played by coconcertmaster Sam Magad.
  3. hightopped
    • 1988, Bryan Miller, A Gathering of Scots[3]:
      He wore a headband, a single silver earring, hightopped Nikes over his knee socks, a red "Highland Games" tank top, and an enormous kilt bound by a wide red-white-and-blue belt.
  4. semisalacious
    • 1988, Lawrence Bommer, Channel This, or Die, Yuppie Scum!; Time in a Battle[4]:
      ); Jeff Michalski, with a giant, used condom on his head, praises his "mental prophylactic" as the perfect way to get sex out of anyone's mind; Barnes does a soul-stirring, semisalacious "Democratic Party Rap" (the only political piece here--odd in an election year), plus a derelict's hymn to the glories of bumhood, set to Springsteen's "Thunder Road"; a Masterpiece Theatre story develops into a strange tongue-twisting contest; and inevitably, Bartles and Jaymes sell cocaine in a folksy commercial.


  1. windarms - text corrupted?
    • 1988, Bryan Miller, A Gathering of Scots[5]:
      A gaggle of pipe and drum bands warmed up for the competitions of the afternoon, and around a pen filled with a dozen tiny, shaggy sheep from the sheepherding competition a group of sturdy young men with numbers on their backs slouched around a dusty field, occasionally windarms.