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I'm experimenting with Pinterest as an educational tool with some of my English students, under the theory that the visual element aids in vocab learning and recollection. So I made one of my own after starting this book, because of much of the exotic vocabulary. Learning new words myself, frankly.
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Moriori - "In the first half of the 20th century it was thought the Moriori were a separate race who died out after the arrival of Māori. It is now accepted that Moriori settled the Chatham Islands from mainland New Zealand some time after 1300, possibly around the 1500s, and developed a distinct culture there. This drawing, by Rita Angus, depicts the clothing worn by a Moriori man." (From sourced site.)

Moriori - "In the first half of the 20th century it was thought the Moriori were a separate race who died out after the arrival of Māori. It is now accepted that Moriori settled the Chatham Islands from mainland New Zealand some time after 1300, possibly around the 1500s, and developed a distinct culture there. This drawing, by Rita Angus, depicts the clothing worn by a Moriori man." (From sourced site.)

eighteenth century ceremonial Indian dagger with carved nephrite hilt set with pearls, emeralds, and rubies by opacity, via Flickr

eighteenth century ceremonial Indian dagger with carved nephrite hilt set with pearls, emeralds, and rubies by opacity, via Flickr

Scrimshaw / Scrimshander

Scrimshaw / Scrimshander

Pakeha Maori for a day, the caption says.

Pakeha Maori for a day, the caption says.

White nephrite hilt.

White nephrite hilt.

Aesculapian apple

Aesculapian apple

Aesculapian - the internet meme waiting to happen.

Aesculapian - the internet meme waiting to happen.

Of course, the cover art. My favourite of the small number of covers of the book I have seen.

Of course, the cover art. My favourite of the small number of covers of the book I have seen.

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