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2009-05-15 11:42:47

The director of the State Tactile Museum Omero says guests to the tourist site in the Italian city of Ancona can freely touch its numerous art exhibits. Museum director Roberto Farroni said the tourist site, founded in 1993 by two seeing-impaired individuals, offers more than 150 artistic pieces including reproductions of the Venus De Milo and Michelangelo's David, the Italian news agency, ANSA, said Friday. No other museum offers the seeing impaired such a wide panorama of great artworks,...


Word of the Day
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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