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Fictional Maori drum or fife, from author Rupert Hughes' otherwise nonfiction work ''The Musical Guide'' (1903). Included at the end of the dictionary section as joke, or perhaps some sort of copyright trap. Since it is pronounced "shaw," as in the dismissive term "pshaw," it's probably a joke.
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[[Image:Zzxjoanw_The_Musical_Guide.png|right]]Fictional [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C4%81ori_people Maori] drum or fife, from author Rupert Hughes' otherwise nonfiction work ''The Musical Guide'' (1903). Included at the end of the dictionary section as joke, or perhaps some sort of copyright trap. It's probably a joke, since it is pronounced "shaw," as in the dismissive term "pshaw," and the third meaning is "conclusion," an appropriate meaning of a dictionary's last word!
  
 
It appears as a drum in the novel  ''[http://books.google.com/books?id=IkqAUv84Ho8C&lpg=PT170&ots=Jo45hMuRf8&dq=Zzxjoanw&pg=PT170#v=onepage&q=Zzxjoanw&f=false Earth]'' by David Brin, 2009.
 
It appears as a drum in the novel  ''[http://books.google.com/books?id=IkqAUv84Ho8C&lpg=PT170&ots=Jo45hMuRf8&dq=Zzxjoanw&pg=PT170#v=onepage&q=Zzxjoanw&f=false Earth]'' by David Brin, 2009.
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And who's this Joan, anyway?
  
 
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*[http://books.google.com/books?id=7g3yC_EI310C&lpg=PT374&ots=_M8keIzJfy&dq=Zzxjoanw&pg=PT374#v=onepage&q=Zzxjoanw&f=false Entry in The Painted Word: A Treasure Chest of Remarkable Words and Their Origins by Phil Cousineau]
 
*[http://books.google.com/books?id=7g3yC_EI310C&lpg=PT374&ots=_M8keIzJfy&dq=Zzxjoanw&pg=PT374#v=onepage&q=Zzxjoanw&f=false Entry in The Painted Word: A Treasure Chest of Remarkable Words and Their Origins by Phil Cousineau]
 
*[http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2002&context=wordways Philip M. Cohen "What's the Good Word?" Word Ways, November 1976]
 
*[http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2002&context=wordways Philip M. Cohen "What's the Good Word?" Word Ways, November 1976]
 
  
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Latest revision as of 07:17, 4 April 2019

Zzxjoanw The Musical Guide.png

Fictional Maori drum or fife, from author Rupert Hughes' otherwise nonfiction work The Musical Guide (1903). Included at the end of the dictionary section as joke, or perhaps some sort of copyright trap. It's probably a joke, since it is pronounced "shaw," as in the dismissive term "pshaw," and the third meaning is "conclusion," an appropriate meaning of a dictionary's last word!

It appears as a drum in the novel Earth by David Brin, 2009.

And who's this Joan, anyway?

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