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2009-04-10 14:54:21

Dwight Crandell, a renowned volcanologist in the U.S. Pacific Northwest, has died of a heart attack at the age of 86, his family said. Crandell died Monday at a hospice in Wheat Ridge, Colo., The Seattle Times reported Friday. When Crandell began working in the Puget Sound lowlands in the 1950s, conventional wisdom held the region had been shaped by glaciers, the Seattle Times reported Friday. Crandell and his colleague, Don Mullineaux, soon observed however that the region's deep layers of...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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