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Education News Archive - September 12, 2007

By Nick Green STAFF WRITER When Pat Akins decided to retire after 27 years of teaching at the Lomita Park Preschool, she had no idea the program would be forced to close for two years.

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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