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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.


Word of the Day
alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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