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2008-08-30 09:00:57

By SCOTT HARPER By Scott Harper The Virginian-Pilot Researchers studying a potential offshore wind farm on the Virginia coast have reached the halfway point of their work but already have come to a solid conclusion: The clean-energy project is realistic and doable. "We're not seeing any show-stoppers," said Larry Atkinson, an oceanographer at Old Dominion University in Norfolk. While plenty of environmental and logistical questions remain, including potential conflicts with the...


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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