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International News Archive - April 11, 2009

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Plans to create a six-star hotel in a 19th-century Scottish castle that once hosted Queen Victoria have crashed with the development company.

Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.