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pointel

[poin-tl] /ˈpɔɪn tl/
noun
1.
a pavement of tile mosaic forming an abstract design.
Also, pointal, poyntell, poyntill.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English: stylus, pencil, pointed instrument < Old French: point of a spear (French pointeau); cognate with Italian puntello, diminutive of punto point; see -elle
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