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2009-07-15 16:40:52

A Washington state farmer said he is offering a reward -- one dozen fresh eggs -- for the return of an 8-foot rocket stolen from his property. Lance McNamara, whose family owns GopherBoy Egg Farms in Vancouver, Wash., said the rocket had been a fixture at the farm for nearly four years until it was stolen Sunday, KPTV, Portland, Ore., reported Wednesday. McNamara said the rocket, built from a boiler tank, compressor motors and other recycled materials, had become a popular local landmark, and...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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