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2008-06-17 12:00:27

By Michael Milstein, The Oregonian, Portland, Ore. Jun. 15--ARLINGTON -- The 40 or so steel pilings poking from the Columbia River were supposed to be a bridge to the future for eastern Oregon's Gilliam County and this river port town. They are footings for a $3 million barge dock. It's planned to keep Arlington competitive in a growth industry and lifeline for rural Oregon and Washington: importing garbage from Portland, Seattle and perhaps eventually as far away as Hawaii. But...


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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