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Thursday, May 16, 2013

W of the D

mar·plot  (märplt)
An officious meddler whose interference compromises the success of an undertaking.

[After Marplot, a character in The Busy Body, a play by Susannah Centlivre (1669-1723).]

Quite a good natural sounding word isn't it? I wonder who Susannah Centlivre was. I stumbled on this word in Little Women as I'm rereading it now.

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