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Word of the Day – Cantle

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Cantle (noun)

kan-tl

The raised curved part at the back of a horse’s saddle.

Middle English (in the sense ‘a corner’): from Anglo-Norman French cantel, variant of Old French chantel, from medieval Latin cantellus, from cantus ‘corner, side’.

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Word of the Day – Lede

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Lede (noun) (US-Eng)

leed

The opening sentence or paragraph of a news article, summarizing the most important aspects of the story. (British-Eng – Lead)

1950s: alteration of lead, first used in instructions to printers, in order to distinguish the word from text to be printed.

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