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1871, a nonsense word coined by Edward Lear; used especially in runcible spoon "spoon with three short tines like a fork," which first took the name 1926.

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Examples from the Web for runcible

Historical Examples

  • The man who greeted me was runcible, with little strands of sickly hair twisted mopwise over his bald head.

    Greener Than You Think

    Ward Moore

  • The veritable Pobble who went to fish for his Aunt Jobiska's runcible cat with crimson whiskers.

    The Librarian at Play

    Edmund Lester Pearson