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1912, in the meaning defined above
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Why Is 'Celtic' Pronounced Two Ways?
\SELT\ has been heard for many centuries; \KELT\, just a few.
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“Celticist.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Celticist. Accessed 11 December 2019.
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heavy with or as if with moisture
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