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pointel

or poin·tal

[ poin-tl ]

noun

  1. a pavement of tile mosaic forming an abstract design.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of pointel1

1250–1300; Middle English: stylus, pencil, pointed instrument < Old French: point of a spear ( French pointeau ); cognate with Italian puntello, diminutive of punto point; -elle

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Example Sentences

Pointel, poin′tel, n. a sharp instrument: any sharp-pointed thing.

In the case of a wine-glass, an assistant boy gathers a small quantity of glass on the end of a small pointel, or solid iron rod.

Hence markede is 'wrote down'; and pointel refers to the stilus.

Upon the plain wall, a palm with pointel in fingers is seen writing.

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