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Aduncity

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Adu'ncity n.s. [aduncitas, Lat.] Crookedness; flexure inwards; hookedness.

There can be no question, but the aduncity of the pounces, and beaks of the hawks, is the cause of the great and habitual immorality of those animals. Arbuthnot and Pope's Mart. Scrib.

Sources: Arbuthnot, John (227) · Pope, Alexander (393)

Attributes: Latin (690) · Noun Substantive (1269)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Aduncity." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: January 25, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=15472.


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