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2006-07-18 17:42:32

By Jeanne King NEW YORK (Reuters) - A convicted con artist was indicted in Manhattan on Tuesday on charges of stealing a Degas sculpture worth about $600,000 from a wealthy art collector and arranging to sell it. Thomas Doyle, 49, was accused of grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property for taking the Degas bronze of a dancer looking at the sole of her right foot and titled "Danseuse Regardant le Plant de son Pied Droit." He faces up to 15 years in prison if...


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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