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The Oxford Essential Dictionary of Foreign Terms in English

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2002
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... noun E17 French (in modern use, but origin unknown (= Spanish percal , Italian percalle ). Originally, a fabric imported from India in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Later, a light fine cotton fabric without...

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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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2015
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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

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2005
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Australian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2004
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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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2005
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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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2015
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41 words
Clampitt, Amy

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Anne Stevenson

The Oxford Companion to Modern Poetry (2 ed.)

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2013

...‘cross-stitch | domesticates the guest room’, while outside, warblers ‘flirt’ through foliage which is ‘all ombre | and fine stitchery’. In ‘Gradual Clearing’ the sea, which had been a ‘wavering | fishnet plisse’, takes on the ‘smoothness | of peau-de-soie or just-ironed | percale, with a tatting | of foam out where the rocks are’. In the best of her long poems, such as her meditation on life and death in ‘A Procession at Candlemas’ , the accumulated effect of forty-eight three-line stanzas is grand and unfussy. Clampitt's second major collection, What...

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Pocket Oxford Spanish Dictionary: Spanish-English (4 ed.)

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2012
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