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2012-08-05 23:02:42

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2011-04-06 11:22:00

CHICAGO, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines commemorates its 85th anniversary today by unveiling an Airbus A-320 painted in the airline's 1970s-era "Friend Ship" livery at an employee celebration at Chicago O'Hare International Airport. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110406/CG78469) "We are proud to celebrate United's 85th anniversary with the more than 85,000 co-workers and thousands of retirees who have built the world's leading airline," said Jeff Smisek,...

2011-02-17 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18: FLYING COW Profile America -- Friday, February 18th. One of the stranger firsts in aviation history occurred on this date in 1930, as part of the Saint Louis International Air Exposition. A dairy cow, named "Elm Farm Ollie," became the first bovine passenger to fly in an...

2011-01-18 09:30:00

LONDON, January 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Global airline accident rates have not fallen for eight years, with a widening gap between carriers with the best and worst safety records. This is the finding of Flight International's latest annual safety review, which tracks the incidence of airliner accidents around the world and their causes. It has sparked worries that some airlines and authorities are failing to learn the lessons of previous incidents and implement a proactive...

2010-11-16 10:19:00

DURHAM, Maine, Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Durham-resident and family physician Dr. Louis Hanson and his historic 1946 Stinson Voyager will be featured in an upcoming documentary film about Aviation Safety Resources (ASR) (www.aviationsafetyresources.com) a Long Island-based company founded by Dario Manfredi, the son of the Stinson's original owner. The mini-documentary, being produced by veteran New York filmmaker Kai Simonsen, will highlight the history and promise of ASR's patented...

2010-09-23 09:38:15

Aviation history was made when the University of Toronto's human-powered aircraft with flapping wings became the first of its kind to fly continuously. The "Snowbird" performed its record-breaking flight on August 2 at the Great Lakes Gliding Club in Tottenham, Ont., witnessed by the vice-president (Canada) of the F©d©ration A©ronautique Internationale (FAI), the world-governing body for air sports and aeronautical world records. The official record claim was filed this month,...

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  • 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.