Word Ways


John McClellan


For some, there is magic in words -- or hexing, if you will. How else can no one explain this piece? For reasons now forgotten, we looked up a word (also forgotten) in Smith's Smaller Latin-English Dictionary, more than adequate for our occasional needs. (In view of its thickness, we wonder what Smith's Larger must look like, but have never seen it.) Pursuing our forgotten word in a rather lethargic fashion, the word PEDITASTELLUS jumped out of the printed page, and gave us pause.