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trigger

[from chigger by hypercorrection; cf. Belize chrip trip (Dayley)] n., Obs. chigger: 1782 Trigers. . no larger than a mite. . are very troublesome to strangers; they get through the soles of people's feet, and lodge between the skin and the flesh (Bruce 47).

Tags: animal, hypercorrection, insect, noun

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Last update: 2011-09-11 17:38
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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