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According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the word baroque is derived from the Portuguese word " barroco ", Spanish " barroco ", or French " baroque ", all of which refer to a " rough or imperfect pearl ", though whether it entered those languages via Latin, Arabic, or some other source is uncertain.

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According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the word is derived from Latin hybrida, meaning the " offspring of an tame sow and a wild boar ", " child of a freeman and slave ", etc.

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According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the word pilcrow " apparently " originated in English as an unattested version of the French pelagraphe, a corruption of paragraph ; the earliest reference is c. 1440.

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According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the word " toponymy " first appeared in English in 1876 ; since then, toponym has come to replace " place-name " in professional discourse among toponymists.

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According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the word tip originated as a slang term, and its etymology is unclear.

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According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the word " tangerine " was originally an adjective meaning " Of or pertaining to, or native of Tangier, a seaport in Morocco, on the Strait of Gibraltar " and " a native of Tangier.

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According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the word zoot probably comes from a reduplication of suit.

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According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the word bibliomancy ( etymologically from biblio-" books " and-mancy " divination by means of ") " divination by books, or by verses of the Bible " was first recorded in 1753 ( Chambers ' Cyclopedia ).

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According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the word luggage enters printed English in 1596.

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According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the word " oriel " is derived from Anglo-Norman oriell and post-classical Latin oriolum, both meaning gallery or porch, perhaps from classical Latin aulaeum, curtain.

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According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the word middlebrow first appeared in print in 1925, in Punch: " The BBC claims to have discovered a new type — ' the middlebrow '.

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