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solander (suh-LAN-duhr) noun

A case for maps, plates, etc., made to resemble a book and having the front cover and fore edge hinged.

[Named after Daniel Charles Solander (1736-1782), Swedish naturalist who invented it.]

"Going through solander boxes in the British Museum and consulting catalogues ...." William Feaver, Art Four of a kind, The Guardian, Mar 26, 1995.

This week's theme: eponyms, or words coined after people's names.

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A mind all logic is like a knife all blade. It makes the hand bleed that uses it. -Rabindranath Tagore, poet, philosopher, author, songwriter, painter, educator, composer, Nobel laureate (1861-1941)


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