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The Lorax
The Lorax
by Dr. Seuss

The Lorax Lines 171-178 Summary

Biggering

  • It's not that the Once-ler means to hurt anything. He blames it all on his obsession with "biggering" (177). Biggering is just what it sounds like.
  • What does the Once-ler bigger? Everything. He expands the factory and ships Thneeds to all corners of the globe.
  • That means the Once-ler's money is "biggered," too. Now he spends his nights ballin' in the club, popping bottles, picking up—oops. Wrong story…
  • You probably anticipated this, but the biggering takes a further toll on the town's environment, and the Lorax comes back once again.
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