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Education News Archive - December 17, 2006

By Anne Dudley Ellis, The Fresno Bee, Calif. Dec. 17--Stash that red shirt at the back of the closet if you go to Fresno High School.

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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