"like a convivial Jabberwock"

Jabberwock insignia for rowing team (1887)
Public DomainJabberwock insignia for rowing team (1887) - Credit: unknown
The Jabberwock is the mythical monster from Lewis Carroll's poem 'Jabberwocky', which appears in his Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There (1871):

                                          Beware the Jabberwock, my son

                                         The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!

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