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Oddities News Archive - April 22, 2004

SAN FRANCISCO - When workers at San Francisco's Department of Animal Care and Control located the owner of a newly arrived stray cat three weeks ago, they couldn't believe what they found: the cat belonged to a woman in Bradenton, Fla. - 3,000 miles away.

Word of the Day
vermicular
  • 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.
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