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dispatch

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Deriving from the Portuguese and Spanish word despacher (‘to hasten, speed, expedite or get rid of’), the term ‘dispatch’ (properly so spelt, although the spelling ‘despatch’ entered...

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dossier

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Originally a French word and adopted into English in the nineteenth century (and still retaining its French pronunciation, doss-i-é), the term ‘dossier’ means a bundle of papers. It is most...

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instruction

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As a document, instructions commonly take the form of an official letter or warrant giving formal orders or directions for what the recipient is required to do: for instance, instructing ...

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order

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An order, as a piece of writing, is a command, instruction, mandate, or injunction directing someone to do something. Depending on the circumstances, it may take the form of a ...

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plummet

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‘Plummet’ is another term for ‘lead point’ (see dry point).

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Stalag

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(in the Second World War) a German prison camp, especially for non-commissioned officers and privates. The word is German, a contraction of Stammlager, from Stamm ‘base, main stock’ + Lagernull...

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