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Business News Archive - August 26, 2005

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. drug company Merck & Co. might consider settling a small number of Vioxx cases involving people who claim they were harmed by the painkiller and who fit a very narrow profile, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.

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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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