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Latin amnicola (dwelling by a river) + English -ist; compare the French amnicole



amnicolist (plural amnicolists)

  1. (formal, rare) One who dwells by a river.
    • 1782: Samuel Johnson, “A Tour to Celbridge” in The Hibernian Magazine: or, Compendium of Entertaining Knowledge, for November, 1782, page 553
      I determined to explore the banks of the Liffey, and to ſearch among the amnicoliſts for that entertainment which eluded my purſuit in the urbanity of the capital[.]
    • 1856: Samuel Klinefelter Hoshour, Letters to Squire Pedant, in the East, page 47
      He must be no teague. He must be a franklin, but not an amnicolist.
    • 1894: Mary Mapes Dodge, St. Nicholas: A Monthly Magazine for Boys and Girls, volume 21, part 1, page 185
      Being easily exsuscitated, and an amnicolist fond of inescating fish and broggling, with an ineluctable desire for the amolition of care, I took a punt and descended the river[.]
    • 1906: J. E. L. Seneker, Frontier Experience: or, Epistolary Sesquipedalian Lexiphanicism from the Occident, pages 12–14 (102nd-Anniversary Edition)
      I sojourned with agnations and cognations, who are amnicolists and engaged in terraculture, or agricolation.
    • 1920: Karle Wilson Baker, The Garden of the Plynck, page 16
      She was not a bad-looking person, though an amnicolist.
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see Citations:amnicolist.


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