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According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the noun derives from a verb to kilt, originally meaning " to gird up ; to tuck up ( the skirts ) round the body ", which is apparently of Scandinavian origin.

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According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the novel contains the earliest known use of the word dicey: " He .. made a tight, dicey turn round in the gorge with about a hundred feet to spare.

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According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the name of the instrument is a loan word from French baryton or Italian baritono, and ultimately derives from Greek bary-+ tonos ' deep-pitched '.

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According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the name derives from the seat " partly resembling a bucket in shape ".< ref name =" OED "> bucket, n .< sup > 1 </ sup >.

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