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International News Archive - April 22, 2008

The U.S. military said two U.S. Marines were killed Tuesday in a suicide bombing at a police checkpoint near Ramadi in central Iraq. The bomb, which was concealed in a truck, also injured two dozen people, including three children and four Iraqi police officers, officials told CNN.

Word of the Day
vermicular
  • 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.
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