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2007-01-17 12:00:41

By Bart Jansen, Portland Press Herald, Maine Jan. 16--WASHINGTON -- The Navy's decision to stop work on Lockheed Martin Corp.'s version of a shallow-water combat vessel won't affect a different version of the ship that Bath Iron Works is designing, according to a General Dynamics spokesman. Navy Secretary David Winter on Friday announced the 90-day stop-work order because of significant cost overruns on Lockheed's littoral combat ship, which is being built at Bollinger Shipyard in...


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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