Etymology
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sometimes (adv.)
"now and then," 1520s, from sometime + adverbial genitive -s.
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swum 
past participle and sometimes past tense of swim (v.).
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lugubriosity (n.)

"sorrowfulness, sadness," 1839, abstract noun from lugubrious. Sometimes also lugubrosity.

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Gretchen 

fem. proper name, German diminutive of Greta, a German and Swedish pet form of Margaret. Sometimes used as a typical German female name, also sometimes in reference to the name of the simple girl seduced by Faust.

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effluvia (n.)
Latin plural of effluvium. Sometimes mistaken for a singular and re-pluralized.
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nana 

child's word for "grandmother" or, sometimes, "nurse," 1844 (see nanny).

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kitch (n.)
colloquial shortening of kitchen, attested by 1919. Sometimes also an erroneous spelling of kitsch.
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surveil (v.)

1903, probably a back-formation from surveillance. Sometimes also surveille. Related: Surveilled; surveilling.

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north-easter (n.)

sometimes nor'easter, "gale or wind blowing from the northeast," 1794, from northeast.

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phenomena (n.)
classical plural of phenomenon (see -a (2)). Sometimes also erroneously used as a singular.
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