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2009-02-14 21:52:56

Plans to re-enact the Battle of the Plains of Abraham in Quebec have been modified, which may be a polite term for canceled, an official said Saturday. The battle in 1759 ended French hopes of an empire in what is now Canada. Patrick Bourgeois, leader of Le Reseau de Resistance du Quebecois, a separatist group, had threatened to disrupt the re-enactment with thousands of protesters, the Montreal Gazette reported. Alfred Juneau, head of the National Battlefields Commission, said at a news...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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