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2010-01-04 07:45:00

VALDEZ, Alaska, Jan. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- As December has brought record snowfalls to the Chugach Mountains of Valdez, Alaska, Alaskan helicopter and snowcat skiing firm Valdez Heli-Camps (VHC) announces a strategic alliance with Costco Wholesale Corporation. Costco Wholesale, simply known as "Costco," is the largest membership warehouse club chain in the United States. As of July 2009 it is the third largest retailer in the U.S. and the ninth largest in the world. Now for skiers and...


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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