Word of the Day: ONYCHOPHAGIST

– from onycho- (relating to the nails) + –phagist (denoting people or animals who eat a particular food)

“…My eldest daughter had finished her Latin lessons, and my son had finished his Greek; and I was sitting at my desk, pen in hand and in mouth at the same time, (a substitute for biting the nails which I recommend to all onygophagists)…”

From: The Doctor &c.
By Robert Southey, 1834
“The Utility of Pockets. A Compliment Properly Received”

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