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2012-03-13 16:39:50

Jedidiah Becker for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online After a dawdling entry into the Industrial Revolution, the growth of German industries exploded following the country's belated national unification in 1871. Though initially gaining a foothold in European export markets by making cheap knock-offs of high-quality British products, Germany's expanding class of entrepreneurs gradually became more and more ambitious as their stock of capital and technological expertise grew. By the...


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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