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Education News Archive - February 04, 2008

By Aileen Jacobson, Newsday, Melville, N.Y. Feb. 4--In a bustling art studio one recent morning, 18-year-old Michelle Noriega carefully sketches a bicycle propped near her easel, creating a drawing she hopes will help her get into Brooklyn's prestigious Pratt Institute.

Word of the Day
dingle
  • A small wooded valley; a dell.
  • The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
  • The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.
The word 'dingle' comes from Middle English dell, hollow.
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