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This week's theme: professions of the past.
napier (NAY-pee-uhr) noun
One in charge of table linen in a royal household.
[Apparently from Anglo-Norman nape (tablecloth).]
-Anu Garg (words at wordsmith.org)
"The napier handed these napkins." Sydney Smith; The Edinburgh Review; 1929
Poets are soldiers that liberate words from the steadfast possession of definition. -Eli Khamarov
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