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Word of the day for June 10
fillip n
  1. (archaic) The action of holding the tip of a finger against the thumb and then releasing it with a snap; a flick.
  2. A smart strike or tap made using this action, or (by extension) by other means.
  3. (by extension) Something unimportant, a trifle; also, the brief time it takes to flick one's finger (see noun sense 1); a jiffy.
  4. (by extension) Something that excites or stimulates.

  Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh and the husband of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, was born on this day in 1921.

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Word of the day for June 15
Magna Carta n
  1. (law, historical) A charter granted by King John to the barons at Runnymede in 1215, which is one of the bases of English constitutional tradition; a physical copy of this charter, or a later version. [...]
  2. (figuratively) A landmark document that sets out rights or important principles.

  King John of England granted the Great Charter on this day 805 years ago in 1215.

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