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General News Archive - July 12, 2009

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Florida's alligator skin trade has been bitten by the recession, and the owner of one the state's oldest operations says he may be closing.

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."]