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2011-03-01 06:45:00

PASADENA, Calif., March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: JEC) announced today that it was awarded the Shannon Catchment Flood Risk Assessment and Management (CFRAM) study, a major study of flooding on the River Shannon, by the Office of Public Works (OPW) in Ireland. The River Shannon is the longest river in Ireland. Officials did not disclose the contract value. The study examines options to reduce flood risk, including both structural and non-structural...


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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