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2008-07-15 12:00:00

The quaint portrait of a silver-haired farmer overlooks the hearing room of the House Agriculture Committee at the Capitol in Washington. It's a throwback to the days when the committee's business was most concerned with whether a drought might wipe out the season's corn crop, or whether an early frost could drive orange juice prices through the roof. But these days the delegates of the National Association of Wheat Growers have company. Slick-dressed representatives of commodities exchanges...

Word of the Day
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'