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General News Archive - January 29, 2008

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EL DORADO, Kan. _ Barack Obama reached back to his maternal roots Tuesday, visiting a gritty oil town that doesn't see many presidential candidates.

Word of the Day
  • 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."]