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General News Archive - June 11, 2004

WASHINGTON - In a quiet, yet very public, moment of tenderness, Nancy Reagan visited her husband's casket in the Capitol Rotunda one final time before the funeral cortege departed for Washington's National Cathedral.

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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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