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adjective

Conspicuous or prominent; projecting or pointing outward; springing, jumping.

Has the art of politics no apparent utility? Does it appear to be unqualifiedly ratty, raffish, sordid, obscene, and low down, and its salient virtuosi a gang of unmitigated scoundrels? Then let us not forget its high capacity to soothe and tickle the midriff, its incomparable services as a maker of entertainment.

—H. L. Mencken A Carnival of Buncombe (1956)

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