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PANTECHNICON

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Originally appearing in Volume V20, Page 682 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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PANTECHNICON, an invented word, from Gr. crag, all, and TE(vLKOS, of or belonging to the arts (TEXvat), originally used as the name of a bazaar in which all kinds of artistic work was sold; it was established in Motcomb Street, Belgrave Square, London, early in the loth century, but failed and was turned into a furniture depository, in which sense the word has now passed into general usage. The large vans used for removing furniture are hence known as pantechnicon vans or pantechnicons simply.
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