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Oddities News Archive - October 25, 2003

By DONNA ABU-NASR BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) -- There's the video clip showing Haifa, the sultry Lebanese shimmying in the rain in a clingy red dress. And the clip featuring Roubi, the Egyptian singer belly-dancing in a public square.

Word of the Day
tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.