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Science News Archive - March 29, 2008

A marine salvage company will remove diesel fuel and other potentially harmful liquids from a trawler wrecked on a Scottish island known for its bird life. The Spinningdale, a Spanish fishing vessel, ran aground in the remote archipelago Feb. 1. The 14 men in the crew were airlifted off the boat.

Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.