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2008-07-01 09:01:11

By Mary E. O'Leary, New Haven Register, Conn. Jul. 1--NEW HAVEN -- Another piece of Yale University's expansion north was celebrated Monday in a groundbreaking ceremony for its Health Services building -- a unique creation on a triangular plot across from the Grove Street Cemetery. The flaring walls and lack of right angles were designed by Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects of Altanta, Ga. and reflect the irregular shape of the historic burial site across the street; the exterior plays...


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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