International News Archive - April 27, 2012
Brazilian lawmakers have passed controversial new legislation that eases regulations regarding the amount of land that farmers must preserve as forest, a move that critics argue weakens environmental protections efforts and could lead to increased deforestation in the Amazon and other regions.
- Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
- Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
- Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
- A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.