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 for carrel
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Carrel \Car"rel\, n.
     See Quarrel, an arrow.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Carrel \Car"rel\, n. (Arch.)
     1. Same as 4th Carol.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. a table partitioned by vertical boards into small areas
        where an individual may read or study with minimal
        distraction from activities nearby. They are used
        especially in libraries. Also, the term is used to refer
        to one partition of such a table. Related etymologically
        to the 4th carol.
        [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Carrel
      n 1: French surgeon and biologist who developed a way to suture
           and graft blood vessels (1873-1944) [syn: Carrel, Alexis
           Carrel]
      2: small individual study area in a library [syn: carrel,
         carrell, cubicle, stall]

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