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2009-09-08 13:57:15

British fashion mogul Harold Tillman has purchased luxury coat maker Aquascutum, returning a heritage clothing line to British hands. The terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Tillman said the combined annual revenue of Aquascutum and Tillman's current luxury clothing line, Jaeger, would reach about $495 million a year, The Times of London reported Tuesday. The Japanese firm Renown had named YGM Trading as the preferred bidder for Aquascutum. The deal announced Tuesday gives YGM rights to...


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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Scutum (shield) Constellation -- Location: Southern Hemisphere; Coordinates: Right Ascension: 19h; Declination: -10; Source: Astronomer Johannes Hevelius This constellation was originally named Scutum Sobiescianum, Latin for Shield of Sobieski. Jan III Sobieski was King of Poland from 1674 to 1696. At that time Poland was much larger than its current borders, including parts of what are now Lithuania, Belarus and Ukraine. The Ottoman Empire, based in Constantinople, was pushing at...

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virgule
  • A punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information.
  • A little rod; a twig.
This word comes from the Late Latin 'virgula,' accentual mark, a diminutive of 'virga,' rod.
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