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2008-09-26 18:00:10

Poor weather yesterday scuppered a Swiss adventurer's record breaking attempt to become the first person to fly solo across the English Channel using a single jet-propelled wing. Yves Rossy - Fusionman - was due to jump from a plane more than 8,200ft (2,500m) up, fire up jets on his home-made wing and soar across one of the world's busiest shipping lanes. But a late build-up of cloud in the Dover area put paid to the attempt and it is looking likely it will take place today. It is...


Word of the Day
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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