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2009-03-08 21:50:00

A fifth grader in California has inspired Arizona legislation to give the state an official nickname, state officials said. Tori Smith, 11, of San Luis Obispo, Calif., discovered in her research for a school project that Arizona does not have an official moniker, The Arizona Republic reported Sunday. I couldn't find when Arizona got its nickname, said Smith, who wrote a report on what is commonly referred to as the Grand Canyon State. But the nickname was not official, and the state has...


Word of the Day
lambent
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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