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Business News Archive - January 29, 2008

By John Keenan, Omaha World-Herald, Neb. Jan. 29--Republic National Distributing Co. has become the majority investor in Nebraska Wine & Spirits and has signed a letter of intent to acquire an interest in Omaha's Republic Beverage Co., formerly United Distillers Products Co.

Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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