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 Innocents.Inoc’ulate (4 syl.) 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Innuen’do.
 
An implied or covert hint of blame. It is a law term, meaning the person nodded to or indirectly referred to (Latin, in-nuo).   1
        “Implying or suggesting, instead of stating plainly, often increases the effect of what is intended to give pain or pleasure. This is ‘innuendo.’”—Bain: Composition, etc. (Innuendo), part i. p. 212.
 


 Innocents.Inoc’ulate (4 syl.) 

 
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