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  • proper n. The Frankish language.


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  • This style received its name in the nineteenth century from French émigrés, who used the word to designate in whimsical fashion the old shellwork style (style rocaille), then regarded as Old Frankish, as opposed to the succeeding more simple styles.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 13: Revelation-Stock

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