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2008-09-16 18:00:22

Critically-acclaimed Birmingham band Guillemots are set to perform at this year's Gigbeth music festival next month. The quirky indie band, who were nominated at the Brits Awards last year, will be one of the headline bands playing at the event focused around the Digbeth area of the city. The band's debut album Through the Windowpane was also nominated for a Mercury Prize, underlining their status as one of the country's top emerging pop acts. Gigbeth, which is now in its second...


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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