The culture that brought the world pizza first brought us the palazzo: a grandiose, somewhat imposing building, which is commonly used as a museum or a place of residence. Though, as we explained,
A verb meaning to diminish and tone down the intensity of something. Also, to obscure by using defensive pleas and justifications.
Example: In an attempt to smooth over the costly mistake and regain trust, Michael and
This velvety word rolls off the tongue, and it has two different meanings, each having a subtle difference. On one hand it means tangible, or capable of being sensed or touched. On the
(pronounced PA-nehl bahks) Also known simply as a "panel" or a "breaker box," a panel box truly is a box. Made out of metal and attached to or inset into a wall located in a garage, mechanical room, or
Kind of a silly name for an important item, otherwise known as an exit device. Simply put, panic hardware is type of door-locking device that is designed to grant instant exit from an area, usually by
Did the “-oply” give this word’s Greek origin away" “Pan” means “all” (think pandemic, pandemonium, etc.), and this word is most commonly used to refer to a grand or extraordinary array or display.
Example: Sandy had
(pronounced par / pa-reh-BAH-lik ah-LOO-meh-nyezd rih-FLEHK-ter)
Both the abbreviation and the term refer to an incandescent lamp (a.k.a. “light bulb” having a tungsten filament) with a built-in silvered reflector that helps focus the light, forming
In this day and age we tend to think of parchment simply as paper, but it actually is a thin, paper-like material made from hide — i.e., goat-, sheep- or calfskin —
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