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2009-09-10 10:49:47

Many a historic landmark is defaced with graffiti, but the spray paint can only be removed "“ if at all "“ using caustic solutions which risk damaging the underlying surface. A new breathable coating provides efficient, all-round protection against attacks by taggers. It takes seconds to spray on graffiti, but hours or weeks to remove "“ especially from porous natural stone or brickwork as found in the majority of historic monuments. The paint penetrates deep into the pores...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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