parapolemical; parapolemics; adjectival

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Tue Dec 11 23:12:36 UTC 2012

Not in OED.

2004 Kate McLoughlin [Rev. of _Hemingway on War_]
[] :
Indeed, many of the stories and articles in this collection are not
about combat, but concern what might be termed
"parapolemics"--phenomena such as eve-of-battle scenes, preparation,
waiting and recovery, that form the temporal and spatial borders of

2011 Kate McLoughlin _Authoring War_ (Cambridge: C.U.P.) 3: They must
perform parapolemical work in hospitals. ...Parapolemics are the
temporal and spatial borders of war, its adjectival phenomena.

_adjectival_ = 'tangential.'


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