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2007-03-16 18:00:56

By Daniel Connolly, The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, Tenn. Mar. 15--With her eyes under protective white covers and her face slathered in a numbing cream and blue dye, the patient was ready for the burning to start.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.