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2008-10-07 15:15:00

Officials of a U.S. nonprofit group are calling for the government to stop distributing hot dogs to children through the National School Lunch Program. The U.S. Department of Agriculture should stop handing out hot dogs and other processed meats to the nation's children through the lunch program because these products have been shown to increase the risk of cancer in adulthood, said a petition for rule-making and enforcement scheduled to be filed Thursday with the federal government by 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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