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2006-04-19 01:31:13

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A tropical cyclone with winds of up to 200 kph (125 mph) crossed Australia's remote northeast coast on Wednesday, officials said, the second cyclone to hit northern Queensland in a month. There were no early reports of damage in the area, where there are few major settlements or infrastructure. Residents had been warned to take shelter as Tropical Cyclone Monica, a mid-range category-three storm, closed in on Lockhart River, an Aboriginal community of about 600...


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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