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Points of the Escutcheon

There are nine points distinguished in heraldry by the first nine letters of the alphabet Continue reading Points of the Escutcheon

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The full monty

One thing can be said about this once fairly common used British slang phrase… that it now has global familiarity within the English speaking world thanks to the acclaimed 1997 film of the same name. Continue reading The full monty

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tripled – H2O

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Tripled seems to be humankind's most common ideogram for water in general and for streaming or flowing water in particular. Continue reading tripled – H2O

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Verbals and Verbal Phrases

The three types of verbal phrases are participial, gerund, and infinitive phrases. Continue reading Verbals and Verbal Phrases

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Triads

Three subjects more or less connected formed into one continuous poem or subject: Continue reading Triads

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AGREEMENT OF SUBJECTS ONE OR MORE

ONE IN THREE, ONE OUT OF FOUR, AND THE LIKE WITH THEIR VERBS Continue reading AGREEMENT OF SUBJECTS ONE OR MORE

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triskelion or three-leg

A stylized triskelion, Greek for three-leg. Continue reading triskelion or three-leg

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actual (adj.), actually (adv.), actuality (n.)

All three have frequent (and often semantically half-empty) use as intensifiers or hyperbolic helpers. Continue reading actual (adj.), actually (adv.), actuality (n.)

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deca-, dec-, deci- (prefixes)

All three prefixes involve the number ten. Continue reading deca-, dec-, deci- (prefixes)