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He and his scheme were referred to me, the Panjandrum being graciously pleased to be unable to make head or tail of it.The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce|Ambrose Bierce
Panjandrum, pan-jan′drum, n. an imaginary figure of great power and importance, a burlesque potentate.
When he was here before, teachin' singin' school, he wasn't such a Grand Panjandrum.Fair Harbor|Joseph Crosby Lincoln
Do you mean to say that you actually don't even know where the land of the Grand Panjandrum is?The Mysterious Shin Shira|George Edward Farrow
Let them know that their great panjandrum has got to go too, to make room for the Future of the Proletariat.The Secret Agent|Joseph Conrad