The Jabberwock, the titular creature of
nonsense poem "
Jabberwocky". First included in Carroll's novel
Through the Looking-Glass (1871), the poem was illustrated by
John Tenniel, who gave the creature "the leathery wings of a
pterodactyl and the long scaly neck and tail of a
sauropod". "Jabberwocky" is considered one of the greatest nonsense poems written in English, and has contributed such
nonsense words and
chortle to the English lexicon.
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