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pointel

or pointal

[poin-tl] /ˈpɔɪn tl/
noun
1.
a pavement of tile mosaic forming an abstract design.
Sometimes, poyntell [poin-tel] /ˈpɔɪn tɛl/ (Show IPA), poyntill [poin-til] /ˈpɔɪn tɪl/ (Show IPA).
Origin of pointel
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English: stylus, pencil, pointed instrument < Old French: point of a spear (French pointeau); cognate with Italian puntello, diminutive of punto point; see -elle
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