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(pronounced pa-SAY)

An Anglicized version of the French word for “passed.” It’s used to refer to an object, style, person, or idea that is old fashioned, out of style, or antique and that usually was

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(pronounced pass-MAHN-tree)

This fancy French word is the collective term for all upholstery trim in general: cording, fringe, gimp, rosettes, tapes, tassels, trimmings, etc.

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(pronounced PA-siv SO-lehr HEE-ting / KU-ling)

A strategy by which designers of homes and buildings take advantage of nature, allowing the sun’s energy to heat and cool structures effectively and efficiently. If designed well, a structure’s energy

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(pronounced pas-TEESH)

This term, which looks on first glance looks like it could be a type of fancy European pastry, can essentially have two meanings, neither one of them dealing with dough. First, it can