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2008-09-02 00:00:28

Ugly Betty Friday, C4, 9pm, Betty tries to convince Daniel to use a variety of healthy models during Fashion Week while nephew Justin struggles to be accepted by the most popular girl in his class. Dr Alice Roberts: Don't Die Young Thursday, BBC2, 8.30pm, The anatomist looks at how the organs work in unison as well as the benefits of exercise. (c) 2008 Daily Record; Glasgow (UK). Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-08-23 12:00:48

By Michael Hooper By Michael Hooper THE CAPITAL-JOURNAL Calling the nation's 70 percent dependence on foreign oil "extremely dangerous," Sen. Pat Roberts said Friday the country should support expansion of domestic and alternative energy resources. "The United States is the only country deliberately devastating itself by not developing its own resources," Roberts said. The Kansas Republican spoke Friday to the Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce at the Ramada Hotel and Convention...

2008-08-21 15:00:43

GEORGETOWN, Ky., Aug. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Emmy-winning actress Doris Roberts and broadcast journalist Lisa Ling will be the featured keynote speakers for the upcoming 12th annual In the Interest of Women: A forum for the Women of Kentucky, presented by Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky, Inc. (TMMK). The 2008 conference will be held in Louisville at the Galt House East on October 20th and in Lexington at the Lexington Center on October 21st. Roberts, the mother of primetime comedy is...

2008-07-29 15:00:48

STARS of one of this summer's top children's fi lms will be making an appearance as it premieres this week. Wild Child actors Emma Roberts and Alex Pettyfer will be at Braehead shopping centre on Wednesday to introduce the film. The Wild Child Pink Carpet Premiere will offer girls the chance to indulge in a free beauty makeover at a nail bar, make-up booth and pink girlie transfer tattoo bar. And once the makeover is complete, fans can sit among the stars as Emma and Alex talk about the...

2008-07-05 00:00:16

If the real Lola Montez was as charismatic, passionate and sexy as her alter ego Georgina Roberts, it is little wonder that the charlatan Spanish dancer became the Madonna of the mid 1800s. Miss Roberts gives a performance of unrelenting energy in Trestle Theatre's distillation of her extraordinary and short life, which kept a full house in the Everyman's Studio totally engaged. The intimate environment of the Everyman's smaller theatre allowed Miss Roberts to make a personal connection...

2006-06-11 21:34:02

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hollywood's most highly paid actress Julia Roberts was panned by critics in her Broadway stage debut this year, but she may have won a few friends in New York at Sunday night's Tony Awards by eating humble pie. Roberts, whose performance in "Three Days of Rain" got scathing reviews, swallowed her pride at not being nominated for a Tony and made an appearance to present the award for best actor to Richard Griffiths of "The History Boys." Roberts won a warm round...

2006-04-20 10:35:02

By Claudia Parsons NEW YORK (Reuters) - Julia Roberts is still Hollywood's ultimate "Pretty Woman" but her first venture onto a Broadway stage failed to convince the critics whose verdict was "modest," "flat" and "lackluster." Hundreds of fans gathered outside the theater for Wednesday's opening night of "Three Days of Rain" and stars who turned up for the hottest ticket on Broadway included Oprah Winfrey, Tim Robbins and Mayor Michael Bloomberg. The play is the first professional...

2006-04-20 10:20:40

By Claudia Parsons NEW YORK (Reuters) - Julia Roberts is still Hollywood's ultimate "Pretty Woman" but her first venture onto a Broadway stage failed to convince the critics whose verdict was "modest," "flat" and "lackluster." Hundreds of fans gathered outside the theater for Wednesday's opening night of "Three Days of Rain" and stars who turned up for the hottest ticket on Broadway included Oprah Winfrey, Tim Robbins and Mayor Michael Bloomberg. The play is the first professional...

2006-02-16 14:52:03

By Paul Thomasch NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former XM Satellite Radio board director Pierce Roberts has broadcast his view of the radio service loud and clear: a crisis is looming if the company does not rein in expenditures. The telecommunications industry veteran, formerly head of Bear Stearns' telecoms investment banking group, has spent five years serving on the board of XM Satellite Holdings Inc., sitting at various times on the nominating, compensation, audit and finance...

2006-02-16 15:10:00

By Paul Thomasch NEW YORK -- Former XM Satellite Radio board director Pierce Roberts has broadcast his view of the radio service loud and clear: a crisis is looming if the company does not rein in expenditures. The telecommunications industry veteran, formerly head of Bear Stearns' telecoms investment banking group, has spent five years serving on the board of XM Satellite Holdings Inc., sitting at various times on the nominating, compensation, audit and finance committees. In a letter XM...


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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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