Word of the Day: THERSITICAL

from Greek θερσίτης Thersites (‘the Audacious’), an ill-tongued Greek at the siege of Troy + -ical

“…The Genuensians saith he, having received from the Mauritanians their Progenitors this Custome, to compresse the Temples of their Infants as soon as they are Borne, now, without that Compression, are Borne with a Thersiticall Head and Heart…”

From: Anthropometamorphosis: = Man Transform’d: or, The Artificiall Changling
– John Bulwer, 1650

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