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2008-07-02 06:00:43

By Christine Armario, Newsday, Melville, N.Y. Jul. 2--A Suffolk County police officer has filed a lawsuit claiming that he was struck and injured by a bullet fragment that ricocheted off a metal target holder at the department's firearms range. The suit, filed in State Supreme Court by Officer Daniel Koenig in April, names Suffolk County and Action Target, the Utah-based manufacturer, and alleges both were aware that officers had been injured using the targets but failed to take remedial...


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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