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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 1988-09-16 issue of the Chicago Reader (2009-01-20).

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39414 tokens ‧ 30572 valid lowercase tokens ‧ 5803 types ‧ 39 (~ 0.672%) words before cleaning ‧ 


  1. intrabird
    • 1988, Cecil Adams, The Straight Dope[1]:
      But when scientists filmed geese in flight, they discovered that (1) the angle of the V varied all over the place, but was generally sharper than theoretical models predicted; (2) intrabird distance was also pretty hit and miss; and (3) the geese didn't flap their wings synchronously or in any discernible pattern.
  2. lannon
    • 1988, Hank De Zutter, Ed Lawrence's neighborhood: a downtown tour:
      "Until ten years ago or so, Wieboldt's had a beautiful terra-cotta exterior that for some reason was torn out to make way for this ugly aluminum and lannon stone.
  3. prereadied
    • 1988, Ted Cox, The Sports Section:
      --but neither were his answers simple or prereadied.
  4. semimindless
    • 1988, Jonathan Rosenbaum, Not Coming Soon to a Theater Near You:
      Part of my affection for this little movie is its revival of the kind of good-natured, semimindless romp that was much more common in the 60s and 70s, usually on the bottom half of double-bills at drive-ins.