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Seaweed Proves To Be More Than Just A Nuisance
2012-07-22 07:22:52

Commonly thought of as an irritant, wrack, the accumulation of seaweed found on beaches around the world, actually provides a connection between land and sea.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.