General News Archive - December 10, 2008
The holiday season is the busiest shopping time of the year - According to the National Retail Federation, more than 172 million shoppers hit the stores on Black Friday weekend this year â€“ up from 147 million in 2007.
Word of the Day
- 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.