Words for Today: “Polish Corridor” and “Velour”

posted by Dr. James G. Hood
Thursday, July 1, 2010

Polish Corridor-  

A strip of land between the German territories of Pomerania and East Prussia awarded to Poland by the Treaty of Versailles (1919) to afford access to the Baltic Sea. Friction over control of the area was an immediate cause of the German invasion of Poland (September 1, 1939) that marked the beginning of World War II.

 Definition and picture courtesy of: The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
Copyright © 2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company

Velour-noun

1. a velvetlike fabric of rayon, wool, or any of several other natural or synthetic fibers, used for outerwear and upholstery.

2. a velvety fur felt, as of beaver, for hats.

definition courtesy of: “Velour.” Dictionary.com Unabridged. Random House, Inc. 01 Jul. 2010. <Dictionary.com http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/Velour>.



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