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2009-06-30 15:03:38

The German green group BUND said on Tuesday that the Rhine river between Germany and the Netherlands is an average of three degrees warmer than it did 100 years ago, with power stations carrying a lot of the responsibility.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.