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2008-10-09 21:00:24

Southern California officials say they believe they have recovered the bodies of the brother of two local congresswomen and his girlfriend. Teams from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and the Los Angeles Port Police recovered the bodies Wednesday night from a sunken boat off the coast of Long Beach, Calif., the Los Angeles Times reported Thursday. "It looks like this was a very tragic accident," Sheriff's Chief William McSweeney. "Our hearts and prayers go out to the families."...


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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