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Oddities News Archive - September 10, 2008

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An 8-foot-tall mechanical gorilla that was swiped in broad daylight from its location outside a store has turned up several hundred miles away in Vermont.

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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