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Oddities News Archive - September 20, 2005

The small, wood-frame house washed away in the flood. But the brick steps and barbecue pit, built painstakingly by a man six years dead, remain as evidence of the lives lived here.

Word of the Day
dingle
  • A small wooded valley; a dell.
  • The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
  • The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.
The word 'dingle' comes from Middle English dell, hollow.
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