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2007-12-14 18:00:15

By MAGGIE FITZROY Horrified Jacksonville Beach tourists witness fiery explosions out at sea. A German U-boat steams south along the Beaches coast to elude capture by the U.S. Navy. After rowing ashore, four Nazi agents creep along a dark beach in Ponte Vedra Beach and bury boxes of explosives in the sand. History buffs packed the Beaches Museum and History Center Thursday night to hear University of Florida history professor Michael Gannon tell tales of World War II activities at the...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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