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20 October 2014
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The Armadillo building in Glasgow.

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In Spanish adding '-illo' or '-illa' to a word is like saying 'little' in English. So 'armado' means 'man in armour', and 'armadillo' means 'little man in armour', which is the name Spaniards gave to the animal with thick back plates they found in South America.

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