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2008-02-29 11:40:00

Throngs of people have gathered in the northern mining center of Yellowknife in hopes of catching a glimpse of an aurora borealis. The town of roughly 20,000 has become a hot spot for tourists who come to see the Northern Lights. In response, the community's economy has begun to develop around the event which occurs during the prime winter viewing months. The city's proximity to the "aurora oval" has bred a cottage industry aimed at housing the estimated 6,000 visitors each year. In order to...


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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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