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Oddities News Archive - October 03, 2005

A tiny glass bead, cut like a diamond with a different color on each side, or a button that took five hours of hand sewing to make. "You just don't find that kind of thing any more," said Francois Lesage, the 76-year-old head of Paris' top embroidery house, Lesage, which was set up by his father in 1924.

Word of the Day
adustion
  • The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
  • In medicine, cauterization.
The word 'adustion' comes from the Latin 'adustio', 'burning'.
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