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Has The Mystery Of New World Bottle Gourds Finally Been Solved?
2014-02-11 11:49:05

Known to early Native Americans as a canteen or storage container, the bottle gourd was once considered an essential accessory. Since wild versions of the gourd don’t grow in the Americas, scientists have long wondered how it originated in the New World.

2010-09-24 14:45:00

WASHINGTON, Sept.

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2009-07-21 19:35:00

The party was over more than 4,000 years ago, but the remnants still remain in the gourds and squashes that served as dishware.

2008-07-31 21:00:22

CALABASH, N.C. _ An engine fire at sea Wednesday morning forced 26 passengers and crew members to jump from their charter-fishing boat into the ocean, where they clung to rubber life rafts and watched the burning boat sink until help arrived.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.