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Business News Archive - July 01, 2005

Jul. 2--Dorothy Lang spent decades making egg noodles to help her farm family pay the bills. Now she's in the oil business, reaping royalties from two wells drilled on her property in the past 2 1/2 years.

Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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