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A brief history of paisley

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

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dotage (noun): the period of life when one is elderly. Word of the Day for 3 April 2015. #WOTD #WordoftheDay #dotage

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from Metro

Library relocates 6 million books to massive 'book fortress'

The Duke Humfrey's Library at the Bodleian Library, Oxford. There's an old story that when J.R.R. Tolkien was working on the New Oxford Dictionary after WWI, he had access to the Bodleian, and there read ancient manuscripts that formed the basis of The Silmarillion.

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indwell (verb): Be permanently present in (someone’s soul or mind). Word of the Day for October 16th, 2014 #WOTD #WordoftheDay #indwell

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..not always boiled water. Titan Tea is cold-brewed for 12 hours to retain the highest levels of antioxidants.

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

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

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