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2009-07-23 15:19:00

Officials say the U.S. House of Representatives may soon commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Pig War, a historical conflict started over a dead pig. U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen, D-Wash., said the conflict between the fledgling United States and Britain began when a U.S. farmer shot and killed belonging to the British company, Hudson's Bay Co., in summer 1859, McClatchy Newspapers reported Wednesday. This was a territorial dispute between a world power and a rising world power, Larsen said. Who...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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