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bibelot

Postby Bailey » Sat Mar 15, 2008 10:10 am

bi·be·lot (bb-l, b-bl)
n.
1. A small decorative object; a trinket.
2. A miniature book, especially one that is finely crafted.



[French, from Old French beubelet, from a reduplication of bel, beautiful, from Latin bellus, handsome; see belle.]

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Postby Slava » Thu Sep 16, 2010 10:30 pm

Given its third suggestion here. Perhaps we need a knick-knack dictionary list somewhere on the AD site? Or is there and I've missed it?
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