Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Word of the Day: erinaceous

erinaceous (adj)

Like a hedgehog.

"Anomie and abulia began creeping into my skull, and my moods began sloughing erinaceous exfoliations. This was a tropical fatigue, perhaps, or perhaps it was the ineluctable avoidance of the still part of one's own mind...."
--Dale Peterson, Chimpanzee Travels

The one time I grew a little beard, I couldn't stop stroking my erinaceous chin like some evil mastermind plotting a global takeover.

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