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2008-11-21 15:49:15

U.S. prosecutors say the mystery man of Seattle was sentenced Friday to 30 months in prison after living under more than 20 assumed names for nearly 30 years. Assistant U.S. Attorney Johanna Vanderlee said at the hearing that Scott Shain, 53, Seattle, had an obsession with firearms and an obsessive use of identities of dead people. Shain was so prolific at assuming the names of the departed that it took investigators a few weeks after his arrest in March to nail down exactly who the mystery...


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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