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Periods of history

age

noun

a period of history

era

noun

a historical period with a particular character or feature

history

noun

the whole of time before the present, and all things that happened in that time

history

noun

the things that have happened in a particular place or to a particular group of people

world

noun

used about a particular society at a particular time in history

the turn of the century/year

the time around the end of one century/year and the beginning of the next

property porn

a type of television programme, magazine article, etc which shows off desirable homes …

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damsel

an old word for a young woman who is not married

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flat design

a type of design used on the web which excludes features which give a three-dimensional effect … and uses simple styles

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