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One More, Elvis


A. Ross Eckler


In the February 1993 Word Ways, Darryl Francis embedded 45 rearrangements of the letters EILSV in various dictionary words and proper names. If one doesn't insist that the letters be adjacent in a word, all 120 rearrangements can be spelled out in words. In the list below, I have restricted myself to boldface words (including inferred forms such as plurals) found in Webster's Second or Third, giving preference whenever possible to solid entries such as pELVIS or convuLSIVE.