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Podsnap (POD-snap) noun

A person embodying insular complacency and self-satisfaction and refusal to face up to unpleasant facts.

[The name of a character in Dickens's Our Mutual Friend.]

1960 Times 12 July 13/4 "There are too many Podsnaps of officialdom who treat atheletes and aficionados alike as noisy nuisances."

This week's theme: Dickensian characters who became eponyms.

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Use the talents you possess, for the woods would be a very silent place if no birds sang except the best. -Henry Van Dyke


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