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Monday, November 14, 2011

fascicle

\FAS-i-kuhl\ , noun;
1.
A section of a book or set of books published in installments as separate pamphlets or volumes.
2.
A small bundle, tight cluster, or the like.
3.
Botany. A close cluster, as of flowers or leaves.
4.
Anatomy. A small bundle of nerve or muscle fibers.
Quotes:
Citations of passages within texts collected in the Buddhist and Daoist cannons are by fascicle and page...
-- Robert Fort Company, Strange Writing
In 1981 R. W. Franklin published The Manuscript Books of Emily Dickinson, a manuscript edition that arranges the poems in fascicle order.
-- Elaine Showalter, Modern America Women Writers
Origin:
Fascicle originates in the Latin word fascus meaning “a bundle or pack” and the suffix “cle” that implies a smaller version, as in particle.
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