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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...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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