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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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Timberellus is explained, a small whale, on the authority of Skene, Vocab.The Lay of Havelok the Dane|Unknown
Cf. fyrst for thirst, frefownd for greyhound; and see Wrights Vocab.A Dictionary of the First or Oldest Words in the English Language|Herbert Coleridge
British Dictionary definitions for vocab.
/ (ˈvəʊkæb) /
short for vocabulary
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