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2007-09-24 21:37:16

When aviculturist Mike Grue first spotted the olive-green egg in one of the center's breeding pens, he thought a colleague was playing a joke on him. For three years, center aviculturists had been trying a variety of techniques to get their Steller's eiders in the mood.


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'.