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Business News Archive - September 27, 2006

By Becky Purser, The Macon Telegraph, Ga. Sep. 27--FORT VALLEY -- Terry Spillers, on trial for murder in the beating death of a Fort Valley man who gave alcohol to his underage son, told his wife he was afraid he had "messed him up really bad," according to testimony Tuesday.

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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