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2007-01-28 03:00:22

By Christensen, Tyler Fog grounded three flights at Missoula International Airport last week, and airport director Cris Jensen was delighted. The fog could have grounded a lot more, he explained. Fortunately, the airport's new de-fogging machines are working wonderfully. It takes them only about half an hour to punch a hole in the haze big enough for an airplane to fly through. The Missoula airport purchased the "fog-seeding" system just before Thanksgiving in anticipation of another...


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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