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Education News Archive - August 23, 2007

By Jocelyn Delgado, The Dallas Morning News Aug. 23--On the first day of a new school year, incoming high school freshmen can feel like fish in a big pond.

Word of the Day
fleuron
  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
[ "The word 'fleuron' comes from French."]