The wonderful language English.

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What words contain three or more of the same alphabet next to each other i.e. in sequence ?

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 seeër have been used). Nevertheless, there are curious forms such as cro sssection , and the complete Oxford English Dictionary does contain instances of frillless, bossship, countessship, duchessship, governessship, and princessship , and the county name Rossshire.

What comes after primary, secondary, tertiary?


The sequence continues with quaternary, quinary, senary, septenary, octonary, nonary, denary. Words also exist for `twelfth order' (duodenary) and `twentieth order' (vigenary).

What is the longest English word containing no letter more than once?

T here are two 15-letter words that we know of: uncopyrightable and dermatoglyphics .

What word contains the five vowels (a, e, i, o, u) in the right order?

There are several, of which the best known are abstemious and facetious . Others include the rare botanical words acheilous , anemious , and caesious , the rare zoological word annelidous , and the chemical term arsenious .


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