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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 1988-07-29 issue of the Chicago Reader (2009-01-17).

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40161 tokens ‧ 30818 valid lowercase tokens ‧ 5863 types ‧ 64 (~ 1.092%) words before cleaning ‧ 


  1. brontosaurian
    • 1988, James Krohe Jr., Reading: Nature in a Sorry State[1]:
      But the bureaucracy remains essentially brontosaurian, a beast with different brains to govern different parts of its body.
  2. crudite
    • 1988, Harold Henderson, The City File[2]:
      We've built five-foot pyramids of toast surrounded by golden caviar for a group of Egyptologists, constructed Art Deco crudite buildings, and even had anatomically correct birthday cakes carried in by topless waiters and waitresses.
  3. exhibs
    • 1988, Jonathan Rosenbaum, Female Trouble[3]:
      After Walter Reade finally picked up the film for distribution, Variety's reviewer wrote, "This film casts serious aspersions on the integrity of its makers, distrib Walter Reade, the film industry as a whole, and exhibs who book the pic, as well as raising doubts about the future of the regional cinema movement.
  4. middleclass
    • 1988, Ben Joravsky, New lines in an old battle: the gentrification of Wicker Park[4]:
      To them, Wicker Park is a rung on the ladder toward middleclass stability.
  5. oneshot
    • 1988, Kyle Gann, Music Notes: a pianist who gets her body into it[5]:
      I got the idea of together a program--just as a oneshot deal--of music by Western composers who'd been influenced by Asian aesthetics, beginning with Debussy.