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Quotation by Shakespeare
I marvel thy master hath not eaten thee for a word, for thou art not so long by the head as honorificabilitudinitatibus.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Costard, in Love's Labor's Lost, act 5, sc. 1, l. 39-41.
The last word is said to be the longest known; the dative plural of a medieval term meaning the condition of being loaded with honors.
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