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2008-06-22 12:00:21

By Chris Hicks Deseret News Kudos to Fox Home Entertainment for the new DVD set "The Carmen Miranda Collection," which pays homage to the South American star who knocked the socks off American audiences in flamboyant musicals during World War II. In her heyday, Miranda was known as the Brazilian Bombshell (although she was actually born in Portugal). Today she is primarily remembered as an iconic image -- the South American dancer in the colorful flowing dress with fruit piled on her...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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