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Lobstrosity

noun blending
A vaguely lobster-like monster approximately the size of a man with many legs, a sharp poisonous beak, and very large lobster-like claws. This word was coined by Stephen King in his Dark Tower series of books.
 
“The lobstrosity stopped working on his boot and raised its claws in that boxer’s pose.”
Etymology : A blend between lobster “a type of crustacean” and monstrosity “an ugly and dangerous monster or creature”
Source : The Drawing of the Three by Stephen King page 18 Published 1987, read in spring 2009
Last modified: 8 December 2010


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