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The New Oxford Dictionary defines paisley as 'a distinctive intricate pattern of curved, feather-shaped figures based on a pine cone design from India' . This paisley shawl is believed to be from 19th century England

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tutelary (adjective): Serving as a protector, guardian, or patron. Word of the Day for 17 May 2015. #WOTD #WordoftheDay #tutelary

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How to make ochre paint. An easy method for making paint from natural pigments. Art meets geology meets history!

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Affixes.org - An online dictionary of affixes compiled from Michael Quinion's 'Ologies and Isms: Word Beginnings and Endings' (Oxford University Press, 2002).

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Word of the Day: vaunt Click through to the full definition, audio pronunciation, and example sentences: http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/vaunt #wordoftheday #WOTD

levant (verb): Run away, typically leaving unpaid debts. Word of the Day for 8 October 2015. #WOTD #WordoftheDay #levant

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