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2008-07-31 09:00:47

By Ramon Coronado, The Sacramento Bee, Calif. Jul. 31--After more than four years of fighting government agencies and his neighbors, Don Langley has been defeated -- and the Carmichael Creek Neighborhood Preservation Ordinance has prevailed. "I've lost," he said. "I'm not bitter. It's part of life." Langley's long-standing battle ended earlier this month when Sacramento County supervisors accepted a drastically slashed version of plans to subdivide his three acres of property. From...


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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