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Not scholarly.

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"Unscholarly" Quotes from Famous Books

... 'Lucy' for 'Gentian,' because the King of Macedon, from whom the flower has been so long named, was by no means a person deserving of so consecrated memory. I conceive no excuse needed for rejecting Caryophyll, one of the crudest and absurdest words ever coined by unscholarly men of science; or Papilionaceae, which is unendurably long for pease; and when we are now writing Latin, in a sentimental temper, and wish to say that we gathered a daisy, we shall not any more be compelled to write that we gathered a 'Bellidem ...
— Proserpina, Volume 1 - Studies Of Wayside Flowers • John Ruskin

Words linked to "Unscholarly" :   unstudious, scholarly, unlearned, nonintellectual

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