from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The essential, distinctive, and revelatory quality of a thing: "Here is the inscape, the epiphany, the moment of truth.” ( Madison Smartt Bell).

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  • n. A landscape of an indoor setting.


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