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Oct 10, 2017This week’s theme
There’s a word for it
This week’s words
mise en abyme
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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: A fenced area, especially in a wide open area, to keep unwanted animals out.
An enclosure keeps wanted animals in, an exclosure keeps unwanted animals out. The word is modeled after the word enclosure, from ex- (out) + closure (barrier), from Latin claudere (to close). Earliest documented use: 1920.
“Kinney chose to organize and direct the construction of a deer exclosure at Maywood Environmental Park. Deer are restricted from the area as a way to study their impact on the vegetation and tree growth at Maywood.”
Kinney Earns Eagle Scout; Sheboygan Press (Wisconsin); Aug 30, 2016.
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