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2005-10-31 12:31:30

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (Reuters) - Police seized a lion in poor health from a private home in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, after scared neighbors squawked about the beast's roar, police said on Friday. Inspector Ione Rodrigues told Reuters the owners of the 15-year-old retired circus lion called Baby did not have a license for the animal and would face criminal charges for ill-treatment. "The lion was kept in a small cage in the covered backyard of the house. It was very skinny and...


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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