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(so͞o`dənĭm) [Gr.,=false name], name assumed, particularly by writers, to conceal identity. A writer's pseudonym is also referred to as a nom de plume (pen name). Famous examples in literature are George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans), Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens), Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson), O. Henry (William Sydney Porter), Stendhal (Marie Henri Beyle), and George Sand (Mme Amandine Aurore Lucie Dupin, baronne Dudevant). Perhaps because the genre is not considered a serious one, detective story writers often use pseudonyms, especially if they are noted in other fields; for example, the poet C. Day Lewis wrote mysteries under the name Nicholas Blake.


See S. Halkett and J. Laing, Dictionary of Anonymous and Pseudonymous English Literature (7 vol., rev. ed. 1926–34; repr. 1971).

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Bilal Omar Mikati, known by his nom du guerre Abu Hureira al-Mikati, is notorious among Tripoli's Salafis for being a showoff, but the community has been rocked by claims that he was behind last month's beheading of Ali Sayyed, an allegation that is being hotly disputed.
Hisham al-Hajj, known by his nom du guerre Abu Talha al-Lubnani, drove a vehicle packed with 300 kilograms of explosives into a crowded center in New Baghdad, east of the capital.
The terrorist-affiliated sources also said that clashes among terrorists erupted after a terrorist group affiliated to Al-Nusra Front attacked the ISIL stronghold in the village of Kafroumeh and killed senior ISIL commander Mohammad Ebrahim Joulaq nom du guerre Shimiayee.