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  • n  a person who edits a text by removing obscene or offensive words or passages

  • The 1885 bowdlerizer of Huckleberry Finn who changed "in a sweat" to "in such a hurry" has been replaced by an enlightened 1960s model who transforms "a nigger woman" into "one of .
  • Thus spake the purethe ever so purevoice of the born bowdlerizer.
  • No bowdlerizer, Editor Saunders lets Gibbon have his say.

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