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2009-06-11 15:51:31

A Houston business owner said in his lawsuit against the city that his rights were violated by the arbitrary enforcement of city sign codes. Jim Purtee, owner of Houston Balloons & Promotions, argues in his suit that the city has been arbitrary in its enforcement of a 1993 ordinance that limited the days giant novelty balloons such as the ones he sells at his shop -- like gorillas, Santa Claus and other shapes -- could be displayed and banned the objects from bearing business-specific...


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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