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Dec 21, 2005
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mogigraphia
sprachgefuhl
verso
epos
curlicue

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verso

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(VUR-so) noun

1. A left-hand page.
2. The back of a page.

[Short for Latin verso folio, from verso (turned) and folio (leaf). From versus (turning), from vertere (to turn). Ultimately from the Indo-European root wer- (to turn or bend), also the source of wring, weird, writhe, worth, revert, and universe.]

The counterpart of this word is recto, the right-hand page.

See more usage examples of verso in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

"Nagyszalanczy's commonsense approach is evident from the verso of the title page to the captions of the hundreds of photos and drawings."
Alexander Hartmann; Setting Up Shop; Library Journal (New York); Mar 15, 2000.

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