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2010-08-20 10:18:27

A proposed European Union (EU) ban on the importing of seal-based products went into effect on Friday, even after Inuit groups from Canada and Greenland won a court-order to delay the legislation's enactment, according to AFP reports."The commission would like to clarify that the trade ban put in place"¦ still comes into effect today," European Commission spokesperson Maria Kokkonen told the French news agency on Friday. "However, it will not apply to the applicants in this court case...


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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