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2008-09-29 18:00:00

By Tony Henderson THE Duke of Northumberland will today lead the centenary celebrations of a building tucked away in a picturesque bay on the North East coast. But Newcastle University's Dove Marine Laboratory, originally set up in 1908 to study over-fishing, has never been more vital at a time when the potential of the seas to provide solutions to the major issues facing mankind is being increasingly recognised. The Dove, at Cullercoats in North Tyneside, is an internationally-...


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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