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2010-11-24 09:47:00

KIEV, Ukraine, November 24, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- NATO and Ukraine are discussing final provisions for extending the lease of heavy-duty transport aircraft - Antonov An-124-100 Ruslan. The contract is likely to be extended for two years before the end of 2010. Ukraine is now negotiating a plan to revive mass production of a new commercialized model of Ruslan jointly with Russia. The produced planes will have the cargo lifting capacity of 150 tonnes. Russian air force is also a potential...

2008-07-24 00:00:00

Ascale model of the A380 Airbus superjumbo is set to be unveiled at Heathrow Airport today. The one-third scale model of the 800-seat superjumbo, whose wings are built at Filton, is being built on the site of the Emirates' Roundabout, formerly known as Concorde Roundabout. More than 25 million travellers pass the roundabout on the approach to the Heathrow terminals each year, making it one of the advertising world's most valuable properties. The replica A380, in the Emirates colours,...

2008-07-17 06:00:33

A specialist Ukrainian military website has described the success of the SALIS (Strategic Airlift Interim Solution) programme, where NATO has been using Ukraine's An-124 military transport aircraft. The website said it regards the programme as an example of mutually beneficial and pragmatic cooperation between Ukraine and NATO and the way forward in furthering this cooperation. The following is the text of the article by Volodymyr Kopchak, entitled "Salis: To retain and multiply" posted on...


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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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