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ebony

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Hard black heartwood of certain tropical African trees.

electrum

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Electrum is a natural alloy of gold and silver. Electrum is traditionally described as pale yellow with a greenish tint.

elephantiasis

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A chronic, often extreme enlargement and hardening of cutaneous and subcutaneous tissue, especially of the legs, resulting from lymphatic obstruction.

emblem

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A symbolic object used as an identifying mark.

embroidered

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Ornamented with needlework into fabric.

ensign

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A standard-bearer or symbol of rank.

epigraph

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an inscription on a statue or building

epistolary

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Of or associated with letters or the writing of letters.

epithet

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A term used to characterize a person or thing, such as a person's title.

etymology

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The origin and historical development of a linguistic form as shown by determining its basic elements, earliest known use, and changes in form and meaning, tracing its transmission from one language to another, identifying its cognates in other languages, and reconstructing its ancestral form where possible.

Euchologion

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prayer book containing prayers of the Liturgy and sacraments

ex-votos

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an offering to a church in fulfillment of a vow

exomis

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a short garment tied on the left shoulder and worn by men engaged in strenuous activity

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