The word means, roughly…

This is the sort of word that William F Buckley would use, I think. Useful (it cuts a two or three word phrase down to a single word), precise and obscure. It’s the sort of word he would use, one would look up and think, “Gee, I wish I had used that.”


A rough drawing or sketch (for a portrait, etc.); an outline or draft (of a speech, essay, etc.).

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