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2008-08-05 06:00:13

By Sean Whaley By SEAN WHALEY REVIEW-JOURNAL CAPITAL BUREAU VIRGINIA CITY - Kate Cousineau was excited as she walked over with a fragment of a comb and what appeared to be a large glass bead the size of a marble. She and colleague Sara Gray had just unearthed the items in a pit they were excavating at the south end of this famed mining town, an area of vice and crime known as the "Barbary Coast." Were the discoveries tangible evidence of that colorful past in this 19th century mining...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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