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International News Archive - March 21, 2012

New Research Shows Venice Is Now Slipping And Sinking

Once thought to have stabilized, new measurements reveal that Venice continues to sink slowly.

Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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