Sesquipedal
Sesquipedal Ses*quip"e*dal, Sesquipedalian Ses`qui*pe*da"li*an, a. [Sesqui- + pedal: cf. F. sesquip['e]dal, L. sesquipedalis.] Measuring or containing a foot and a half; as, a sesquipedalian pygmy; -- sometimes humorously applied to long words. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster]

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