Sunday, 25 March 2012

Entry: oubliettes (n.)

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Definition: A secret dungeon with access only through a trapdoor in its ceiling. Now chiefly in extended use.

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< French oubliette (late 14th cent. in Middle French, 1536 in figurative use) < oublier to forget (c1000 in Old French as oblider ; 

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Page: 190
Source: Oxford English Dictionary

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