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Old 06-06-2009, 12:19 PM   #1
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Dictionary easter egg?

Is this a dictionary easter egg? I looked up "supernumerary" in the dictionary and got this:

su-per-nu-mer-ar-y adj. present in excess of the normal or requites number, in particular (of a person) not belonging to a regular staff but engaged for extra work. not wanted or needed; redundant: books were obviously supernumerary.

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Old 06-06-2009, 03:49 PM   #2
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It's just a happy coincidence. If you look up the entry in the dictionary the full quote is "books were obviously supernumerary, and he began jettisoning them."
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Bwah, what?
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