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2005-03-15 07:38:57

SYDNEY (AFP) -- A "super cyclone" packing winds of over 300 kilometers an hour (185 miles) is bearing down on Australia's remote northwest coast after already striking the country twice in the east and north. Cyclone Ingrid was upgraded to a Category Five -- the highest level -- early Tuesday over the Timor Sea and was expected to roar across the coast near the Aboriginal community of Kalumburu early Wednesday. Western Australia's cyclone warning center said Kalumburu and other communities...


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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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