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2005-07-28 07:32:47

By Philip Pullella PIETRASANTA, Italy (Reuters) - If Michelangelo were alive today, he might well be sculpting, teaching and losing his notoriously short temper right here in "Holy Stone." This is Pietrasanta, the Tuscan town that is part artist's colony, part sculpture workshop, part open-air museum, part gallery and part state of mind. The faithful in Pietrasanta, Italian for "holy stone," worship one god above all others -- marble. "This whole area is set up for sculptors. It is a...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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