Beamish (adj.): How “Jabberwocky” makes this editor feel.
Martin Gardner in The Annotated Alice:
“But oh, beamish nephew, beware of the day,” Snark, Fit 3, verse 10. This is not a word invented by Carroll. The Oxford English Dictionary traces it back to 1530 as a variant of beaming, meaning “shining brightly, radiant.”
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