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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Celt  \Celt\,  n.  [LL.  celts  a  chisel.]  (Arch[ae]ol.) 
  A  weapon  or  implement  of  stone  or  metal,  found  in  the  tumuli, 
  or  barrows,  of  the  early  Celtic  nations. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Celt  \Celt\,  n.  [L.  Celtae,  Gr  ?,  ?,  pl.:  cf  W.  Celtiad  one 
  that  dwells  in  a  covert,  an  inhabitant  of  the  wood,  a  Celt, 
  fr  celt  covert,  shelter,  celu  to  hide.] 
  One  of  an  ancient  race  of  people,  who  formerly  inhabited  a 
  great  part  of  Central  and  Western  Europe,  and  whose 
  descendants  at  the  present  day  occupy  Ireland,  Wales,  the 
  Highlands  of  Scotland,  and  the  northern  shores  of  France. 
  [Written  also  {Kelt}.  The  letter  C  was  pronounced  hard  in 
  Celtic  languages.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Celt 
  n  :  a  member  of  a  European  people  who  occupied  Britain  and  Spain 
  and  Gaul  in  pre-Roman  times  [syn:  {Celt},  {Kelt}] 




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