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2008-09-15 09:05:00

CANBERRA, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) -- The Australian government will provide an additional 7.5 million dollars (6 million U.S. dollars) to help protect The Great Barrier Reef. The funding comes in addition to the 23 million dollars (18 million U.S. dollars) announced last month for the Reef Rescue program. Environment Minister Peter Garrett said on Sunday it would help to boost efforts to protect the health of the reef. "Particularly as it battles the impacts of a changing climate," he said in a...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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