Word + Quiz: philatelist

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Word + Quiz: philatelist

: a collector and student of postage stamps

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The word philatelist has appeared in four articles on NYTimes.com in the past year, including on Jan. 10 in the obituary “Harold Burson, a Giant in Public Relations, Dies at 98” by Robert D. McFadden:

Mr. Burson collected stamps and looked like an old-world philatelist: contemplative, analytical. He was a small man with a gentle face, appraising eyes behind improbably oversize glasses and a bald pate with a fringe of gray touching the ears. The voice was soft, patient. To a question, he would think a bit, and then have something to say.

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