Latest Miles O. Hayes Stories

2008-07-25 12:00:48

By David Lauderdale, The Island Packet, Hilton Head Island, S.C. Jul. 25--Suppose for a moment that you lived on a barrier island and didn't know the difference between an ebb-tidal delta and a Pleistocene upland. You would have a hard time understanding the shifting sands and boggy mush we live on -- which makes it harder to appreciate it, love it, fight for it and protect it. That explains the importance of a new book by two scientists who have spent more than 30 years studying our...

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  • 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.