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2006-09-05 16:15:25

By Deborah Zabarenko, Environment Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With his trademark cry of "Crikey!" and his ebullient persona, television naturalist Steve Irwin was an atypical but powerful voice for animal conservation, wildlife experts said on Tuesday. Irwin, known to viewers as the "Crocodile Hunter," died on Monday after a stingray's serrated barb pierced his heart while he was filming at the Great Barrier Reef off Australia. His talents as an entertainer served the...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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