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Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Definitions for bandersnatch

  1. An imaginary wild animal of fierce disposition.
  2. A person of uncouth or unconventional habits, attitudes, etc., especially one considered a menace, nuisance, or the like.

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Citations for bandersnatch
No one ever influenced Tolkien—you might as well try to influence a bandersnatch. Lin Carter, Imaginary Worlds
But while he was seeking with thimbles and care, a bandersnatch swiftly drew nigh and grabbed at the Banker, who shrieked in despair, for he knew it was useless to fly. Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass
Origin of bandersnatch
Bandersnatch was invented by Lewis Carroll in 1871 in his book Through the Looking Glass.