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2008-09-01 09:00:15

By Joseph M. Dougherty Deseret News Over the past 10 years, geologists with the Utah Geological Survey have been working toward a paradigm shift in the prevailing thought toward development. The perception among the geotechnical community, says UGS senior geologist Francis Ashland, was that landslides in Utah were prehistoric. "The engineering community doing predevelopment studies hasn't kept up with the science," he said. Since landslides began moving in the 1990s, UGS has had its...


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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