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2009-02-24 15:55:00

Authorities said a would-be robber fled from a Rhode Island store after a clerk grabbed the toy gun from his hand and broke the fake weapon in half. Police Detective Scott Vellone said the alleged robber entered the Cumberland Farms convenience store in Narragansett on Feb. 12 and drew his plastic weapon after other customers had left, the Providence (R.I.) Journal reported Tuesday. However, the clerk did not believe the gun was real, so he grabbed it and the plastic pellet gun broke in half,...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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