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2012-08-24 19:20:14

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Animal branding has been in use since the ancient Egyptians marked their livestock with hot irons several thousand years ago, but the practice has come under fire in recent years from animal rights groups. Critics of the convention say that it causes undue stress and harm to the animals, but veterinary scientists from Germany and Austria have decided to approach the controversy from a different direction by investigating the...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • 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.
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