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2005-11-18 20:51:47

By Gustavo Palencia TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (Reuters) - Floods caused by pounding rain killed one person in Honduras and washed out roads, leaving thousands stranded as Tropical Storm Gamma pushed toward the Central American country's Caribbean coast. Gamma, a record 24th named storm in an Atlantic hurricane season that has barely paused for breath, hovered 35 miles (55 km) out to sea from the fishing village of Limon in northern Honduras, and was expected to curve toward south Florida...


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toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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