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marsh

Overview page. Subjects: Biological Sciences.

A more or less permanently wet area of mineral soil (as opposed to a peaty area), typically found around the edges of a lake or on an undrained river flood-plain. Colloquially, ‘marsh’ is...

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papyrus

Michael Clarke.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theory of Art. 74 words.

The main writing material of the Egyptian and classical world, it was prepared from the stem of the marsh plant of the same name (Latin) found in Egypt and what is now Sudan. Papyrus was...

pen

Michael Clarke.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theory of Art. 90 words.

A writing and drawing instrument, the nib of which retains *ink with which the design is drawn. The pen has been known since classical times and its earliest form was probably the reed, cut...