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Style

(1 syl.) is from the Latin stylus (an iron pencil for writing on waxen tablets, etc.). The characteristic of a person's writing is called his style. Metaphorically it is applied to composition and speech. Good writing is stylish, and, metaphorically, smartness of dress and deportment is so called.

“Style is the dress of thought, and a well-dressed thought, like a well-dressed man, appears to great advantage.” —Chesterfield: Letter ccxl. p. 361.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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