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2008-10-14 15:00:14

Firefighters at the northern edge of California's San Fernando Valley got a break Tuesday as Santa Ana winds eased up after fueling deadly twin wildfires. Firefighters continued to battle blazes that so far have claimed two lives -- in addition to two other deaths reported elsewhere -- 10,000 acres and 49 structures, the Los Angeles Times reported. Meanwhile, fire officials reported the 4,824-acre Marek fire near Lake View Terrace was 70 percent contained Tuesday. The 9,872-acre Sesnon...


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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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