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2009-05-19 22:26:19

Take extra care that burns do not mar Memorial Day weekend barbecues, a U.S. doctor warns. Dr. Roger Yurt, director of the Hearst Burn Center of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, recommends not starting up a propane grill before checking it out first and inspecting the propane tank and hoses for leaks, dents, cracks or corrosion. Remember to always light the match before turning on the propane gas, Yurt advises in a statement. Those using a charcoal grill need to...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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