Oddities News Archive - January 30, 2008
In the quiet early morning hours in Charleston's East End, the soft purring of a small engine can sometimes go unnoticed. But Capitol police and security guards now know to pay attention to such noises.
Word of the Day
- 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.