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poyntell

[poin-tel]
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noun
  1. pointel.
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Also poyn·till [poin-til] /ˈpɔɪn tɪl/.

pointel

or poin·tal

[poin-tl]
noun
  1. a pavement of tile mosaic forming an abstract design.
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Sometimes poyn·tell [poin-tel] /ˈpɔɪn tɛl/, poyn·till [poin-til] /ˈpɔɪn tɪl/.

Origin of pointel

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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