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2006-08-11 05:58:00

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent OSLO (Reuters) - Caviar lovers may benefit from a five-nation deal entering into force from Saturday meant to clean up the badly polluted Caspian Sea. The Caspian Convention -- grouping Russia, Iran, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan -- is the first legally binding document on any subject adopted by the five shoreline states with widely differing political systems. The accord mirrors existing deals for the Mediterranean or Baltic...


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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