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2006-02-22 21:11:22

By Yereth Rosen ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - Alaska's Mount McKinley, North America's tallest mountain, will be capped at 1,500 climbers a year under a plan announced by the National Park Service on Wednesday. The new management plan for the Denali National Park and Preserve imposed the first-ever limit on the number of climbers for a mountain in Alaska to ease overcrowding after a record 1,340 people climbed the 20,320-foot (6,194-meter) peak in 2005. Mount McKinley, one of the...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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