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2010-06-28 23:57:00

DUBAI, UAE, June 29, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Seawings, Dubai's seaplane tour operator, is happily sharing their position on the Dubai Creek with another group of marine bird. During a census conducted by the Emirates Wildlife society World Wide Fund (EWS-WWF) it was discovered that the UAE is a popular site for nearly 82 species of waterbird and that approximately 15 sites in the country are populated with them. A sight for sore eyes in this arid desert land, the majestic birds...


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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