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More Alphabetic Clusters


Darryl Francis


In the May 1997 issue of Word Ways, Jeff Grant presented "Alphabetic Clusters", a coming together of words using multiple numbers of each letter of the alphabet. For example, for the letter C he offered the 6-C CHOLANGIOCHOLECYSTOCHOLEDOCHECTOMY and the 5-C COCCOCHROMATIC, and for the letter N he offered the 6-N NONANNOUNCEMENT. To complement Jeff's article, I offer here twenty words discovered on my journeys around the Oxford English Dictionary. Most of these don't improve on Jeff's offerings, some only match this offerings, and others fall short, but are worth recognizing and admitting to the word of logology.