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International News Archive - January 26, 2010

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The Chongqing Evening News said that if the law was passed, people that eat either of the domesticated animals, both of which are viewed as promoting bodily warmth, could face fines of $730 and up to 15 days in jail.

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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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