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2008-08-12 15:00:00

Three summer novels, one for kids and two for adults: Artemis Fowl: The Time Paradox, by Eoin Colfer, read by Enn Reitel. Unabridged, 10 hours. Listening Library, $37. Fresh from his excellent novel Airman, Colfer returns to his wildly popular Artemis Fowl series, about a teenage criminal mastermind who falls in with fairy police officers and begins to change his stripes. This time, Artemis is trying to save his mother, who is exhibiting the signs of a deadly fairy-world disease,...


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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