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Word of the Day – Grabble

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Grabble (verb) (archaic)


Feel or search with the hands: grope about.

Late 16th century: probably from Dutch grabbelen ‘scramble for a thing’, from Middle Dutch grabben (see grab).

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Word of the Day – Philatelist

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Philatelist (noun)


One who is interested in the collection and study of postage stamps

Mid 19th century: from French philatélie, from philo- ‘loving’ + Greek ateleia ‘exemption from payment’ (from a- ‘not’ + telos ‘toll, tax’), used to mean a franking mark or postage stamp exempting the recipient from payment.

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