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To store away safely to use later. Shortened Middle English “bistowen” < “bi-“=around” + “stowen”=to place < Germanic “*stowa”=stand.


A person who is dirty, lazy, and unpleasant. Irish >slab”=mud, sludge, related to Scandinavian “slabb”=wet filth, slops.

A room where an artist works. Old French “astelle”=thin board, or splinter, of wood < Latin “hastella”=thin stick < “hasta”=spear.

Lacking in quality and/or quality; lean, thin, emaciated. Anglo-Norman “megre” < Latin “macies”=leannness.

A criminal or wrong-doer. Latin “malefactor” < “malefacere”=to do wrong < “malus”=bad, wrong.

A shed in which to keep cows. Old English “byre” < possibly Germanic “*burjo”=cottage, dwelling < “*bu-“=to dwell.

A list of things to do or discuss. Latin “agendum”=thing to be done < “agere”=to do, act.

Of, or related to, distant stars or constellations. Latin “sidereus” < “sidus”=star, constellation + “-al”=adj.-forming suffix.

Open and straightforward in speech; frank and honest. Latin “candidus”=white, glistening < “candere”=to be white.

Coat made from large sheet with a hole in the middle for the head. Am. Spanish “poncho” < Araucanian (Chile) “pontho”=woolen cloth.

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