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Published by neepoy in Offbeat
October 5th, 2011

The umbrella is important because that was the other ends of the rain.

This article is about the device. For other uses, see Umbrella (disambiguation).”Parasol” redirects here. For other uses, see Parasol (disambiguation).

Parts of an umbrella[1]
A person holding a broken umbrella in simulated rain
Umbrella shop
Man sitting under a beach parasol
Collapsed umbrellas a temple in Japan.
Traditional umbrella shop, James Smith & Sons, in London
Parasols in WuhanChina
Terracotta Army carriage with an umbrella securely fixed to the side, from Qin Shihuang’s tomb, c. 210 BCE.
The parasol is one of the Eight Auspicious Symbols of Tibetan Buddhism.

An umbrella or parasol (also called a brollyrainshadesunshadegamp or bumbershoot) is a canopy designed to protect against rain or sunlight. The term parasol usually refers to an item designed to protect from the sunumbrella refers to a device more suited to protect fromrain. Often the difference is the material; some parasols are not waterproof. Parasols are often meant to be fixed to one point and often used with patio tables or other outdoor furniture. Umbrellas are almost exclusively hand-held portable devices; however, parasols can also be hand-held.

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