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2008-08-09 18:00:17

FILM star Robert Shaw, pictured, best known for his role in Jaws, will be commemorated today in the small Irish village where he lived and died in 1978. Residents have come together to erect a plaque in memory of the English-born actor and writer who was treated like a local in Lough Mask at Tour-makeady, Co Mayo. (c) 2008 Evening Chronicle - Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.


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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