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2006-08-29 09:41:01

By Andy Sullivan ALEXANDRIA, Virginia (Reuters) - A long-suffering commuter fulfilled the dreams of generations of Washingtonians on Tuesday morning when he blew up a detested Potomac River bridge. Maryland electrician Dan Ruefly won a contest to detonate a section of the Woodrow Wilson Memorial Bridge, which carries the Capital Beltway across the Potomac between Maryland and Virginia just south of the District of Columbia. Regional authorities have been building a replacement since...

2006-08-29 00:18:30

By Andy Sullivan ALEXANDRIA, Virginia (Reuters) - A long-suffering commuter fulfilled the dreams of generations of Washingtonians on Tuesday morning when he blew up a detested Potomac River bridge. Maryland electrician Dan Ruefly won a contest to detonate a section of the Woodrow Wilson Memorial Bridge, which carries the Capital Beltway across the Potomac between Maryland and Virginia just south of the District of Columbia. Regional authorities have been building a replacement since...

2005-10-18 11:39:49

BALTIMORE (Reuters) - Two major Baltimore tunnels -- the Baltimore Harbor Tunnel and the Fort McHenry Tunnel -- were closed on Tuesday as a "security precaution," disrupting traffic on one of the major highways serving the U.S. East Coast, authorities said. A U.S. government official who declined to be identified said the two tunnels were closed due to an uncorroborated threat, and a detective with the Maryland Transportation Authority Police said the closing were due to "an...


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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