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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
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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