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General News Archive - December 26, 2007

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By LOUISE CHU SAN FRANCISCO - Investigators trying to determine how a tiger escaped its enclosure at the San Francisco Zoo - killing one visitor and mauling two others on Christmas - planned a thorough sweep of the zoo grounds Wednesday to look for clues.

Word of the Day
tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.