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2005-07-07 21:52:34

By Peter Murphy YAMOUSSOUKRO (Reuters) - Government and rebels in divided Ivory Coast failed on Thursday to thrash out a disarmament timetable but President Laurent Gbagbo pledged ensure the rapid passage of laws seen as key to peace. The world's top cocoa producer has been split in two since a failed coup in 2002 triggered civil war. Previous disarmament dates, the latest on June 27, have fallen through over political squabbling, sporadic violence and delays passing legal reforms. Peace...


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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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