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2008-07-30 06:00:34

By Mitchell Freedman, Newsday, Melville, N.Y. Jul. 30--The failure of some of Long Island's ocean beaches to build up with sand this year has local officials and residents concerned that powerful winter storms could sweep beachfront houses out to sea and cause widespread flooding. That worst-case scenario is being looked at because the natural buildup of sand has been interrupted, possibly by stronger-than-normal wave action in the ocean. Consequently, the typical ebb and flow of sand...


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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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