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2009-07-30 16:18:27

A woman who broke her leg in the outside smoking area of a British pub has been awarded a $30,000 out of court settlement. Selena Gilder, 40, had said in her claim against The Albion pub in Tewkesbury, England, that she had been smoking in the designated outdoor area when the heel of one of her stiletto shoes became lodged in a crack in the concrete, leading to a fall that snapped her tibia and fibula, the Daily Mail reported Thursday. Gilder's suit said she had consumed two Bacardi and Cokes...


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2010-09-24 16:42:17

A safety pin, a variation of the regular pin, is a simple fastening device which includes a simple spring mechanism and a clasp. The clasp covers the end of the pin to protect the user as well as forms a closed loop fastening the pin to whatever it is applied to. Safety pins have a large variety of functions, often used for fastening fabric, cloth diapers, or patching clothing. The clasp allows for protecting the baby from being jabbed. They are often used as accessories to jewelry. The...

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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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