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Oddities News Archive - February 23, 2006

He is America's most-wanted fugitive after Osama bin Laden -- a notorious Boston gangster with ties to corrupt federal agents and a brother who led the Massachusetts Senate for nearly 20 years.

Word of the Day
baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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