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STILE

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Originally appearing in Volume V25, Page 919 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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STILE, a series of steps of stone or wood, or a combination of bars and steps used for passing over a fence or wall without the necessity of a permanent open passage or of opening or shutting a gate. The Old English, stigel is formed from stigan, to climb, ascend; stair (O. Eng. staeger) and stirrup are from the same root. Stile (Lat stiles, a pointed instrument) is really the correct spelling of style (q.v.).
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