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2008-07-23 03:00:00

By Susan Dunne, The Hartford Courant, Conn. Jul. 23--"The Duchess of Langleais" is quite a sexy movie, which is noteworthy because there's no sex in it. There's passion, longing, regret and misery.

2006-06-21 05:46:06

By James Mackenzie PARIS (Reuters) - One of France's greatest private collections of manuscripts and rare editions from the giants of French literature fetched high prices late on Tuesday in the most closely watched auction of its type in years.


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'.