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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The science or study of postage-stamps.

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  • Yup, that's where this word comes from--same root. :-)

    October 24, 2008

  • Compare Italian timbro, the mark made by a hand-stamp or a franking machine.

    October 24, 2008

  • Not, surprisingly, the study of timber. Used to describe the study of stamps or stamp-collecting; now superseded by philately.

    October 24, 2008