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Novercal

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Novécal. adj. [novercalis, from noverca, Latin.] Having the manner of a stepmother; becoming a stepmother.

When the whole tribe of birds by incubation, produce their young, it is a wonderful deviation, that some few families should do it in a more novercal way. Derham.

Sources: Derham, William (22)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Novercal." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: November 10, 2012. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=4508.


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