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Oddities News Archive - December 15, 2006

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An art collector has paid about $2.3 million for a $1,000 U.S. bill printed in 1890, the auction house that brokered the transaction between two anonymous private collectors said Friday.

Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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