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chevron (SHEV-ruhn) noun

A pattern in the shape of a V or an inverted V.

[Middle English, from Old French chevron, rafter, from Vulgar Latin caprion (stem of caprio) from Latin caper, goat.]

"To increase employee morale, the company president decided to award a cheap plastic chevron to those putting in more than 70 hours per week."

Wordpix, words that do their own show-and-tell, have evoked an enthusiastic response. Here is another week of these words that remind us that a picture is worth a thousand words. -Anu

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The soul would have no rainbow had the eyes no tears. -John Vance Cheney, poet (1848-1922)

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