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2011-08-27 05:07:30

  Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com Have you ever been hiking or been on a trip and seen an observatory in the distance, then immediately find yourself filled with curiosity as to what exactly takes place up there?  I have, and that curiosity led me to an invitation from Professor Robert Stencel of Denver University to satisfy that childlike intrigue. While hiking up Mt. Evans on a Saturday morning I looked over at the same observatory I have been curious about since I was...

2009-05-14 12:40:00

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo., May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Following the economic downturn of 1857-58, Americans were looking for hope and prosperity, similar to many people today. Hardy souls who struck out across the barren prairie of the American plains did so in search of a new and better life. Colorado's Gold Rush saw about 100,000 gold seekers (known as the 59ers) make their way to the Rocky Mountains. Those who made it settled new and rugged territory. (Photo:...


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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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