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2006-08-15 07:15:00

By Alireza Ronaghi TEHRAN - International audiences have come to know Iranian cinema as a lyrical but slow-paced genre where horses slog through snowy Kurdish mountain passes and children spend two hours looking for a lost bank note. Such art house films may win plaudits at festivals like Cannes, but they are not the sort of movies that break box office records in Tehran. This summer's top film in the Islamic Republic was "Ceasefire," a saccharine comedy in which two sexy newly-weds get so...

2006-08-10 20:13:28

By Alireza Ronaghi TEHRAN (Reuters) - International audiences have come to know Iranian cinema as a lyrical but slow-paced genre where horses slog through snowy Kurdish mountain passes and children spend two hours looking for a lost banknote. Such arthouse films may win plaudits at festivals like Cannes, but they are not the sort of movies that break box office records in Tehran. This summer's top film in the Islamic Republic was "Ceasefire," a saccharine comedy in which two sexy...

2006-07-31 07:14:24

By Laure Bretton PARIS (Reuters) - International pressure for a swift ceasefire in Lebanon mounted on Monday, with France saying Israel's pause in air strikes was not enough and Russia calling for an immediate suspension of hostilities. Israel pledged a 48-hour halt to air strikes after an attack at the weekend killed at least 54 people in a Lebanese village, but said it would step up its drive against Hizbollah guerrillas until an international force was deployed in south Lebanon....

2006-07-18 13:05:44

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States believes there should be a ceasefire in the conflict between Israel and militant group Hizbollah in Lebanon as soon as possible, but only "when conditions are conducive," Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on Tuesday. "When it is appropriate and when it is necessary and will be helpful to the situation I am more than pleased to go to the region," said Rice of her plans to visit the area to try to help curb the violence. Asked if the...

2005-12-22 01:29:35

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine communist rebels said on Thursday they will not observe the traditional Christmas ceasefire and step up attacks in the countryside. "We don't see any basis to declare a ceasefire," rebel spokesman Gregorio Rosal said in a mobile phone text message sent to reporters. "This is in response to the relentless attacks being waged by government forces against the unarmed civilians and abuse of the peace negotiations." Philippine security forces say they want a...

2005-07-12 10:55:30

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An explosion hit a shopping mall in the Israeli coastal city of Netanya on Tuesday and security sources said there were at least 30 casualties. Army Radio said police suspected it was a Palestinian militant attack. Shopping centers have been frequent targets of suicide bombers during an uprising since 2000. But violence has dropped sharply since Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas declared a ceasefire in February. The last...


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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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