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2007-02-16 09:00:00

By Darack, Ed Barely above sea level, dotted with lakes and swamps, and surrounded by semi-tropical waters, the Florida Peninsula is so dominated by moisture that this land is probably best described not as terrestrial at all, but as terraqueous. Enveloped by warmth and humidity for much of the year, the peninsula's skies deliver wave after wave of rain, most famously from lumbering hurricanes, but far more frequently from swift, ephemeral thunderstorms. Sometimes solo, sometimes marching...


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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