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Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?
First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
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Example sentences from the Web for ICBM
I never would have dreamed they would go to a road-mobile before testing a static ICBM.
So far nobody wants to try for a knockout and go whoosh with the ICBM.I Was a Teen-Age Secret Weapon|Richard Sabia
British Dictionary definitions for ICBM
intercontinental ballistic missile: a missile with a range greater than 5500 km
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