reveal, n.

Arnold Zwicky zwicky at STANFORD.EDU
Thu Nov 10 00:14:22 UTC 2011

On Nov 9, 2011, at 3:45 PM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
> English archaeologist on a National Geographic Channel show about the
> recently uncovered Anglo-Saxon gold hoard:
> "When you're working on [cleaning] an object, it's amazing when you
> get the reveal."
> I.e., "the first clear sight of something that is being
> microscopically cleaned of debris."

section 2 of:

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