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2010-06-21 14:10:00

A baby mammoth named Khoma unearthed by archaeologists in northern Siberia just last year is being sent on its way to Paris to be analyzed. This project may open another window on a distant past that is all too unfamiliar -- what life was like for creatures of that time and the environment they shared with early humans.  Bernard Buigues, a French expert on herbivores who works in close collaboration with Russian authorities, said that Khoma is the oldest of six baby mammoths found in...


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virgule
  • A punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information.
  • A little rod; a twig.
This word comes from the Late Latin 'virgula,' accentual mark, a diminutive of 'virga,' rod.
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