klismos


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klis·mos

 (klĭz′mŏs)
n. pl. klis·moi (-moi)
A type of chair originating in ancient Greece, having curved, splayed legs and a concave backrest.

[Greek, from klīnein, to lean; see klei-.]
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THE KLISMOS CHAIR IS SO CLASSIC it appears on ancient Grecian urns.
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