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International News Archive - June 27, 2009

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One of Italy's last bastions of male privilege has been breached with the coming of the first female gondolier in Venice, observers said.

Word of the Day
adustion
  • The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
  • In medicine, cauterization.
The word 'adustion' comes from the Latin 'adustio', 'burning'.
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