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2008-06-24 02:29:59

By Jake Berry, Cape Cod Times, Hyannis, Mass. Jun. 21--HYANNIS -- After six months of idling on the runway, an expansion project at Barnstable Municipal Airport is now one step closer to takeoff. The Barnstable Town Council voted Thursday, 12-1, to secure a $1.7 million design grant through the Massachusetts Aeronautics Commission for a new airport terminal. The council's vote ends a six-month standoff over the grant language. The aeronautics commission first awarded the grant...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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