Darryl Francis


In the February 1969 issue of Word Ways, Dmitri Borgmann presented an article entitled "The Multiple-Letter Word Hunt" -- a search for the shortest English words containing exactly four of each letter of the alphabet. He suggested that I might like to compile a similar list of words containing five of each letter of the alphabet. Obviously, many of the words in such a list must be drawn from other reference works besides the Second and Third Editions of Webster's Dictionary. My list (omitting the entries for J, Q and V) is given below.