International News Archive - January 21, 2011
The â€œWorldâ€ project â€” an artificial archipelago of 300 small islands arranged in the shape of a world map â€” is sinking back into the sea, according to evidence presented to a property tribunal in the emirate.
Word of the Day
- A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
- A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).