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2008-07-14 09:00:57

By Rob Novit, Aiken Standard, S.C. Jul. 14--The lobby at USC Aiken residential hall Pacer Commons had nearly emptied of teenage campers Sunday afternoon. USCA sophomore Jessica Dupree gathered some notes addressed to her and settled into a lobby chair to read them. Invariably, the exercise and sports science major broke into a warm smile every few moments as she read the messages from College Summit campers. One girl wrote: "Thank you for helping me with everything. I enjoyed talking to...


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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