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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
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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