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2010-04-20 14:34:00

ST. LOUIS, April 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A historic landmark at the Saint Louis Zoo has been totally renovated indoors and out, thanks to a $2.5 million gift from St. Louis-based Peabody Energy, the world's largest private-sector coal company. Peabody Hall, adjacent to the Zoo's Bird House, dates back to 1917 as the Zoo's first Elephant House. It once housed two hippos, an elephant and a rhinoceros. The building had become obsolete for animal management by the 1950s. Today the...


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toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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