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A lily pot

We think of Edward Box as being the man who had the brick works in Market Lavington for most of the second half of the 19th century. 171 more words

Museum

'The Body Snatcher' by Robert Louis Stevenson

The Body Snatcher by Robert Louis Stevenson, 1884

The magic trick:

The introductory section sends the readers imagination running into thoughts possibly even scarier than the story that follows… 324 more words

Analysis

Our oldest building - some runners up

The search for the university’s oldest building turned up several interesting contenders. Mellor House – featured in last week’s blog post – may have won the prize, but it’s a shame not to share some of the tales of other buildings we looked into! 1,189 more words

Buildings

Connie

ORIGIN:
Diminutive of “Constance“.

VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES:
Constance, Constantia, Constanza, Constanze, Konstancja, Konstanze, etc.

REFERENCES IN LITERATURE:
– Connie Turner, the little girl who Lady Mary appears to in order to right a sad wrong, in “Old Lady Mary” (1884), from… 10 more words

English

Sandy

ORIGIN:
For boys, a diminutive of “Alexander“, etc. For girls, a diminutive of “Alexandra”, “Sandra”, etc.

VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES:
For girls: Sandie, Sandrine, Sasha, Sassa, Saundra, Shura, Sondra, Sondrine, Szandra, Xandra, Zandra, etc. 71 more words

English

Jeanie

ORIGIN:
Diminutive of “Jean”, a medieval variation of “Jane“.

VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES:
Jean, Jeane, Jeanne, Jeannie, Jeanette, Jeanine, Jeannette, etc.

REFERENCES IN LITERATURE: 41 more words

English

Agatha

ORIGIN:
From the Greek word “agathos”, meaning “good”, by way of the Latin name “Agathe”.

VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES:
Agata, Agathe, Agda, Agi, Aggie, Aggy, etc. 37 more words

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