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2005-08-18 07:25:00

The nuns say their numbers have grown by a third in the past decade and would be higher if it weren't for government restrictions, imposed as part of a series of controls to keep nuns, who along with monks have a history of political activism, in check.


Word of the Day
taphephobia
  • A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.
The word 'taphephobia' comes from Greek roots meaning 'burial' and 'fear'.
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