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2005-09-21 07:15:11

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Rita has become a Category 4 hurricane, according to satellite information gathered by the U.S. National Weather service posted in an advisory on its Web site on Wednesday.


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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