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HoL Vocab 1

05/28/2010

Since this is only covers the introduction, it’s short.

deracinated:

  • deracination – displacement: to move something from its natural environment
  • deracination – extirpation: the act of pulling up or out; uprooting; cutting off from existence

rood:
Rood has several distinct meanings, all derived from the same basic etymology. The two most significant are an obsolete English measure of area, and a term for a cross or crucifix, especially a large one in a church.

Maginot Line: (I really should know what this is but I needed a history refresher)
a fortification built before World War II to protect France’s eastern border; initially considered to be impregnable, it was easily overrun by the German army in 1940

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