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Words with tripled letters (Posted on 2015-04-30) Difficulty: 3 of 5
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Provide at least 5 examples of non-esoteric words with the same letter appearing 3 times in sequence.

Only non-proper words of 6 or more letters qualify.

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The usual rules of English spelling outlaw triple letters. Hyphens are inserted into words such as bee-eater, bell-like, chaff-flower, cretaceo-oolitic, cross-section, egg-glass, joss-stick, off-flavour, hostess-ship, puff-fish, toll-lodge and zoo-organic.
A person who flees is a fleer and a person who sees is a seer (though to avoid confusion with seer meaning foreteller, the forms see-er and seeƫr have been used).
Nevertheless, we have encountered curious forms such as crosssection and the complete Oxford English Dictionary does contain instances of frillless, bossship, countessship, duchessship, governessship and princessship and the county name Rossshire.
Graphic representations of noises, such as brrr, shhh and zzz do not really count as proper words.

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SolutionanswerDej Mar2015-05-01 06:18:21
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