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2006-02-27 08:10:00

By Stuart Grudgings NEW ORLEANS -- For Pauline Augustine, a good gauge of her three children's education is the stories they bring home every day. When they were in New Orleans' public schools, the tales were usually about kids fighting. Since they transferred to Samuel J. Green Charter School, she is more likely to hear about the books they've read. "I know my child will be receiving an education," the 40-year-old said after dropping off her two girls and one boy at the school in the city's...


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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