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Overview page. Subjects: Art.

A canopy over an altar, tomb, or throne. The original meaning of ‘baldachin’ is a silk cloth from Baghdad (baldacco in Italian). A baldacchino is supported by columns and can be portable or...

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Overview page. Subjects: Dentistry.

An edge cutting tool having two crossed pivoting blades. Scissors bite see bite. Crown scissors ( Beebee scissors) have small broad curved or straight blades used to trim copper rings or...

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Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

Make a spoon or spoil a horn make a determined effort to achieve something, whatever the cost. With reference to the practice of making spoons out of the horns of cattle or sheep.


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