International News Archive - March 11, 2009
A London prison built by convicts in the late 19th century has been listed as a historic building.
China said that its exports plunged in February, falling 25.7 percent as the global recession cut sharply into consumer spending.
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.