puteal (plural puteals)

(architecture) An enclosure around a well to prevent people from falling into it.


• Paulet, tulpae

Source: Wiktionary

Pu"te*al, n. Etym: [L., fr. puteus well.] (Arch.)

Definition: An inclosure surrounding a well to prevent persons from falling into it; a well curb. Weale.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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The word “coffee” entered the English language in 1582 via the Dutch “koffie,” borrowed from the Ottoman Turkish “kahve,” borrowed in turn from the Arabic “qahwah.” The Arabic word qahwah was traditionally held to refer to a type of wine.

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