Lulu.com, Sep 14, 2008 - Vocabulary - 137 pages
The full title of this unique book is "Frontier Experience, or Epistolary Sesquipedalian Lexiphanicism from the Occident" - and I guarantee you have never read anything like it! J.E.L. Seneker (1848-1916) had a distinguished career in education in eastern Tennessee. He traveled to the "wild west frontier" of the 1870s, and then described his trips in letters. Here is a brief sampling: "In former epistolary scribblements, I gave you the concatenation of concomitant circumstances initiatory to my transmigration to this remote section of the occidental portions of our columbian republican coadunation. ... In my brief swevens I endured circumvolation of pigwidgeons, cacodemons, and odible simulachres in my harns. ... I onerated my dorsal part with a portmanteau for the vectitation of my habiliments." You get the idea: although not a long book, reading it will be a challenge. Every page comes with a handy glossary, which keeps the task from being impossible. Enjoy... and good luck!
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Contents original Table of Contents
adiaphorism annuary epochs apodixis arraiment audients bearing became bipeds blood devouring Blountville board of education boations bombycinous boscages capnomancy castrametation catch favor chirography circumcursations cleansing concatenation crisp breads crural organs debonair Desiderating eatables emption enterparlance Epistolary Sesquipedalian Lexiphanicism equine evitate exsuscitated face farm feathered floriferous fops fulgid give gubernative gynecocracy habiliments habilitations hagiography hesperian hierology horse illation impart inclined indigitate introductory Ivan J.E.L. Seneker kind letter lexiphanic lover macropodous marriage means medicine megalopolis metoposcopy multitudinous mundane nefandous neoteric never noisy nose nuptial obdormition obtestate Occident occidental oppidan original text ovine paraphrastical peregrine plantage plateau points preacher premonstrated prior procere protracted proximity quadrupeds rabblement regions replete roborant Schnell sedulously Seneker’s sesquipedal simnels sketch of Fritz skin soon spelling sponsal subastral vitality subcelestial subitaneous subsequent succates Sullivan County Superintendent Seneker supervacaneous teachers Tennessee terminated terrene testificators tete verity walking western plains words writing