Oddities News Archive - February 23, 2004
Al Nix has designed a lot of jewelry in the last 25 years, but nothing compares with the project Michael Burton handed him - a glass eye to be refitted into a ring. Burton has had a glass eye for 35 years because of an industrial accident.
Word of the Day
- 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.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.