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Competition was eager to secure this covetable literary memorial, which may one day become historical; it was knocked down at 25l.

They are scarcely so charming as the all needlework pictures, but still are delightful and covetable articles.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-13c., from Old French coveitier "covet, desire, lust after" (12c., Modern French convoiter, influenced by con- words), probably ultimately from Latin cupiditas "passionate desire, eagerness, ambition," from cupidus "very desirous," from cupere "long for, desire" (see cupidity). Related: Coveted; coveting.

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