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2009-07-15 15:19:11

Firefighters in Virginia freed a border collie that spent 20 hours wedged inside a 10-inch drainage pipe, the dog's owner said. Ben Prins of Crozet said his dog, Scout, likely chased a squirrel into the pipe Monday and became wedged in the tight space, The (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot reported Wednesday. Prins said his family discovered the dog Tuesday by following the sound of its whimpering and barking. He said firefighters arrived and used a backhoe to free the dog from the pipe.


Word of the Day
alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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