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From which European language did English acquire the word 'easel'?

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Need for a knowledge of geography is greater than the need of gardens for water after the stars have failed to fulfil their promise of rain.


OCTOBER 18, 2018

What's new in October 2018?

 This month, one new Reference Library title has been added to the site. Find out more >

OCTOBER 5, 2018

A spotlight on... Space Exploration

Delve into the history of space exploration on Oxford Reference with sample articles, quotations, featured books, and blog posts. Read more >

SEPTEMBER 20, 2018

What's new in September 2018?

This month, three new Premium titles have been added to the site. Find out more >