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Business News Archive - June 26, 2006

By Kaci Hanson, Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, Iowa Jun. 26--WATERLOO -- With a stuffed stomach and an earful of catchy tunes, a fireworks finale Saturday is guaranteed to send spectators out with a bang, organizers say. The event will be 6 p.m. to midnight in downtown Waterloo.

Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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