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Latest Marc Joel Levitt Stories

2008-07-01 15:00:25

Storyteller and filmmaker Marc Joel Levitt is collecting oral histories from Navy pilots, local farmers and fishermen, members of the Narragansett Tribe, nuclear plant protesters, and former Hunter Island residents and biologists as part of a U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service project to document the history of Charlestown's Ninigret Wildlife Refuge. Anyone who would like to share stories about the refuge may e- mail him at MarcLevitt@aol.com, or call (401) 783-0887. (c) 2008 Providence...


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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