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2005-10-31 14:17:39

By Todd Benson SAO PAULO, Brazil (Reuters) - When a little-known company from California placed a $1 billion order for Smart minicars from DaimlerChrysler last spring, the struggling auto giant said thanks, but no thanks. So the company, an environment-conscious alternative vehicles distributor called ZAP, went shopping, and found what it was looking for -- in Brazil. There, a small start-up called Obvio! was busy developing a sporty and economical minicar for export. Desperate for...

2005-10-31 09:45:00

By Todd Benson SAO PAULO, Brazil -- When a little-known company from California placed a $1 billion order for Smart minicars from DaimlerChrysler last spring, the struggling auto giant said thanks, but no thanks. So the company, an environment-conscious alternative vehicles distributor called ZAP, went shopping, and found what it was looking for -- in Brazil. There, a small start-up called Obvio! was busy developing a sporty and economical minicar for export. Desperate for lucrative minicar...


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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