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2008-07-01 09:01:11

By Mary E. O'Leary, New Haven Register, Conn. Jul. 1--NEW HAVEN -- Another piece of Yale University's expansion north was celebrated Monday in a groundbreaking ceremony for its Health Services building -- a unique creation on a triangular plot across from the Grove Street Cemetery.


Word of the Day
fleuron
  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
[ "The word 'fleuron' comes from French."]