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Horse Racing: Only one word for snub...

Byline: NICHOLAS GODFREY

ALTHOUGH some people don't like coming across unfamiliar words, language is a precise instrument. You can look them up, but in case anybody reading this doesn't know the meaning of the word sophistry, here's a dictionary definition.

Sophism is a plausibly deceptive fallacy, while a sophist is a captious or intentionally fallacious reasoner. Sophistry, then, is defined as the art of reasoning speciously.

These words might come in handy if Japanese superstar Deep Impact, the best horse on the planet in 2006 and the most spectacular turf performer since Dancing Brave, is not named world champion in this week's World Thoroughbred Racehorse Rankings.
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Title Annotation:Sports
Publication:The Racing Post (London, England)
Date:Jan 14, 2007
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