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2008-08-12 09:01:29

Engineering services provider KBR has announced that a division of its services business unit, the BE&K Building Group, has been awarded a $64 million contract by Efacec Power Transformers, an affiliate of the Portugal-based Efacec Group, for the construction of a power transformer manufacturing facility at the Effingham Industrial Development Authority's industrial park in Rincon, Georgia. Under the contract, BE&K will design and construct the new manufacturing facility that will...

2008-08-12 09:00:43

First group of Iraqi refugees leave Egypt for home CAIRO, Aug. 11 (Xinhua) -- The first batch of Iraqi refugees in Egypt left Cairo for home on Monday, Egypt's official MENA news agency reported. At the Iraqi government expenses, the 250 Iraqis who are willing to return to Iraq gathered at Cairo airport and flew home on board a free-of-charge flight. The Iraqis have fled their home country after the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, Iraq's charge d'affaires in Egypt Saad Mohamed...

2008-08-11 18:00:18

Jordanian King Abdullah II made a secret trip to Iraq Monday, making him the first Arab head of state to visit the nation since the fall of Saddam Hussein. Abdullah met with Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to talk about ways to improve relations between the two countries, al-Alam satellite TV reported. "The discussions between the two parties were frank and positive," an official statement released following Abdullah's departure from Iraq after the four-hour meeting said. "They discussed...

2008-08-11 15:01:09

By ANNE CONSTABLE St. John's tutors join faculty of American university in Kurdistan By Anne Constable The New Mexican Patricia Greer, a St. John's tutor, doesn't know exactly what to expect when she arrives in Iraq next month to join the faculty of the private American University in Iraq-Sulaimani. Sulaimaniya, as the city's name is usually spelled, is home to Iraqi Kurds, most of whom welcomed the American invasion of their county. The area where the school is located is largely...

2008-08-08 06:00:05

By Jim Michaels WASHINGTON -- Iraq and the United States are getting close to concluding an agreement that establishes a long-term framework for the presence of U.S. troops. The agreement would replace the United Nations mandate, which expires this year. "Enough progress has been made so that a draft agreement was circulated in our respective capitals, but negotiating is continuing," Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell said Thursday. "We are getting closer to a final deal, but we are not...

2008-07-31 18:00:43

KBR (NYSE:KBR) today announced that its consulting subsidiary Granherne has been selected as the contractor for the Euro-Asian Oil Transportation Corridor Study by MPR "Sarmatia" Sp. z o.o., a firm founded by state oil companies from Azerbaijan, Georgia, Ukraine, Lithuania and Poland. Granherne was selected for the study through an open bidding process that drew interest from many international engineering and construction firms. The feasibility study will evaluate current and projected...

2008-07-30 03:00:28

The San Bernardino area contains one abundant natural resource: water. Apparently, some water tables are so high that it is believed that an abundance of water lies only a few feet below ground level in several areas throughout the city. In fact, the well-known and highly publicized "Lakes and Streams" project during Mayor Valles' administration relied heavily upon this abundance of underground water. A portion of this water is constantly draining from Inland Center mall property...

2008-07-26 15:00:06

Iraqi leaders oppose an open-ended presence of the U.S. military in their country and want the troops shipped out, U.S. Sen. Jack Reed says. The Rhode Island Democrat said during Saturday's weekly Democratic radio address that he learned of the opposition to the ongoing U.S. occupation of Iraq by officials, including Iraqi Prime Minster Nouri al-Maliki, during his recent trip to the Middle Eastern country. Prime Minister Maliki told us that while the Iraqi people deeply appreciate the...

2008-07-24 12:00:35

If a picture is worth a thousand words, Barack Obama's overseas trip became a success on the very first day when he sank a three-pointer on a basketball court in Kuwait. But as the Democratic standard bearer heads for Europe on Thursday after visits to Afghanistan, Iraq, Israel and Jordan, he already has gotten even more from the trip, both visually and substantively. Pictures showing him with U.S. troops, American generals and foreign leaders and the knowledgeable way he discussed the...

2008-07-24 09:00:00

By TOM RAUM By Tom Raum The Associated Press BETHLEHEM, Pa. Republican John McCain pushed back on Tuesday against Democratic criticism that he misstated when the troop buildup ordered by President Bush began, saying elements were put in place before Bush announced the strategy in early 2007. He told reporters during an unscheduled stop in a supermarket that what the Bush administration calls "the surge" was actually "made up of a number of components," some of which began before the...


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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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