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A narrow strip with a flat surface running between moldings.Also called fillet
- ‘The great cornices found in northern Italy are rare in the South, and are frequently reduced to simple listels.’
Late 16th century: from Italian listello, diminutive of lista ‘strip, band’.
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From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.