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2008-09-09 06:00:31

By Frank Urquhart A NEW device, hailed as the ultimate weapon in the war against the midge, will face its toughest challenge - protecting 1,000 athletes in the Highlands. Each year, Culicoides impunctatus - to give the beastie its Latin name - costs Scotland's tourism industry an estimated GBP 280 million in lost business. But researchers at Aberdeen University believe they have found a novel solution to the midge menace: a "puffer" device which sends out a cocktail of natural...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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