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initial

Botany a cell from which tissues and organs develop by division and differentiation; a meristematic cell
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There are a few gipsies and labouring folk for whom I can't answer, but among the farmers or gentry there is no one whose initials are those.
I told them I was a Wizard, and showed them some easy tricks that amazed them; and when they saw the initials painted on the balloon they called me Oz.
were the initials of his name, and he really did live by the sword, as far as I know.
not only without the slightest appearance of irony, or even any particular accentuation, but with so even and unbroken an appearance of seriousness that assuredly anyone might have supposed that these initials were the original ones written in the ballad.