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2008-07-31 21:00:22

By Allison Flynn, The Shelby Star, N.C. Jul. 31--A lightning strike Tuesday night has resulted in a 125-acre fire in the Chimney Rock area of Rutherford County. According to Bruce MacDonald with the N.C. Division of Forest Resources, the fire is located on mostly private property adjacent to Chimney Rock Park. "What we have is burning above and below the rock cliff, so it's almost like having two fires," MacDonald said. Dozers and bridge crews, along with state park hand crews and...


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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