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" slithy' means 'lithe and slimy.' 'Lithe' is the same as 'active.' You see it's like a portmanteau — there are two meanings packed up into one word. "
Cupboard Love 2: A Dictionary of Culinary Curiosities - Page 7
by Mark Morton - 2004 - 337 pages
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Notes and Queries

Electronic journals - 1906
...1. HUMPTY DtJMPTY in his exegesis of "Jabberwocky:> says : "Well, 'slithy' means 'lithe and slimy' You see, it's like a portmanteau— there are two meanings packed up into one word" ; and later: "Well, then, 'ruirasy' is 'flimsy and miserable1 (there's another portmanteau for you)."...
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Notes and Queries

Electronic journals - 1888
...been aaked. See 'Through the Looking- Glass,' p. 126: "Slithy means lithe and slimy — you see it 's like a portmanteau, there are two meanings packed up into one word "; and for an explanation, too long to copy, of the theory of these words see ' The Hunting of the...
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Electronic journals - 1888
...been asked. See Through the Looking-Glass,' p. 126 : "Slithy means lithe and slimy — you see it 's like a portmanteau, there are two meanings packed up into one word "; and for an explanation, too long to copy, of the theory of these words see ' The Hunting of the...
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Scribner's Magazine, Volume 45

Edward Livermore Burlingame - 1909
...immortal poem beginning " ' Twas brillig and the slithy toves." He promptly explained that slithy meant lithe and slimy. " Lithe is the same as active. You...a portmanteau — there are two meanings packed up in ever)' word." And he later elucidated mimsy as made up of fimsy and miserable. It was of malice...
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Scribner's Magazine, Volume 45

Edward Livermore Burlingame - 1909
...beginning " ' Twas brillig and the slithy toves." He promptly explained that slithy meant lithe und slimy. "Lithe is the same as active. You see, it's...a portmanteau — there are two meanings packed up in every word." And he later elucidated mimsy as made up of fimsy and miserable. It was of malice prepense...
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Scribner's Magazine ..., Volume 45

Edward Livermore Burlingame, Robert Bridges, Alfred Dashiell, Harlan Logan - 1909
...Twas brillig and the slithy loves." He promptly explained that slithy meant lithe and slimy. " L itlie is the same as active. You see, it's like a portmanteau — there are two meanings packed up in every word." And he later elucidated mimsy as made up of fimsy and miserable. It was of malice prepense...
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Through the Looking-glass, and what Alice Found There

Lewis Carroll - Adventure and adventurers - 1893 - 227 pages
...when you begin broiling things for dinner." " That '11 do very well," said Alice : " and 'tlithy'?" " Well ' slithy ' means ' lithe and slimy.' ' Lithe ' is the same as ' active.' You see it 's like a portmanteau — there are two meanings packed up into one word." " I see it now," Alice...
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International Clinics: A Quarterly of Clinical Lectures

Periodicals - 1900
...Humpty Dumpty explain to Alice the meaning of what he calls a " portmanteau" word. It is, he says, " like a portmanteau ; there are two meanings packed up into one word." In the literature of surgery we are constantly coming across what similarly I may call " portmanteau"...
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International Clinics: A Quarterly of Clinical Lectures

Periodicals - 1900
...Humpty Dumpty explain to Alice the meaning of what he calls a " portmanteau" word. It is, he says, " like a portmanteau ; there are two meanings packed up into one word." In the literature of surgery we are constantly coming across what similarly I may call " portmanteau"...
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Through the looking-glass and what Alice found there

Lewis Carroll - Alice (Fictitious character : Carroll) - 1902 - 211 pages
...means four o'clock in the afternoon—the time when you begin broil{ing things for dinner." "That 'll do very well," said Alice; "and 'slithy'?" " Well,...Lithe' is the same as 'active.' You see, it's like a portmanteau—there are two meanings packed up into one word." i 1 "I see it now," Alice remarked,...
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