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2009-03-07 12:17:44

Hoover U.K. will close its factory in south Wales, cutting more than 300 jobs with the move, the electric goods manufacturer says. Company officials said Friday Hoover will end production at the 60-year-old plant in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, where the company makes washing machines, washer/dryers and tumble dryers, The Daily Telegraph reported. In a statement, Hoover officials said that despite extensive discussions and far-reaching analysis, there was no escaping the conclusion that our...


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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