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2009-07-06 15:10:00

 A University of California, Berkeley, project to catalog nearly every living thing on the Polynesian island of Moorea is enlisting the help of the island's 5th graders and showing them that science is not for foreigners only.While conducting research for his thesis and for the Moorea Biocode Project, UC Berkeley graduate student Brad Balukjian has been teaching 5th graders at the Paopao Primary School about biodiversity and introducing them to the scientific study of the plants and...

2009-04-27 09:04:00

LIHUE, Kauai, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- A classic Hollywood movie musical is reviving the romantic appeal of Kauai's beautiful beaches and lush flora for a new generation of fans. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090427/LA05510) South Pacific, the box-office blockbuster about forbidden love in the tropics during World War II, was recently re-released on Blu-ray Disc by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment to commemorate the movie's 50th anniversary. Most of the filming...

2009-04-21 06:00:00

NEW YORK, April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Imagem Music Group, the music publishing investment fund of ABP, the Netherlands based world's third largest pension fund and CP Masters BV, one of Europe's leading independent music publishers, is pleased to announce it has signed an agreement to acquire the rights to the songs and musicals of the legendary Rodgers & Hammerstein as well as The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization (RHO). The transaction confirms Imagem Music Group as the world's...

2009-03-06 09:54:00

MIAMI, March 6 /PRNewswire/ -- LAN Airlines announced the company's 80th anniversary. Eighty years ago, on March 5th, LAN began offering passengers and cargo clients stellar air transportation service. To commemorate this important milestone, celebrations will take place throughout the year. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090306/FL80045 ) Eighty years ago today, Commander Arturo Merino Benitez created this company in Chile, a national air transportation service provider...

2009-02-26 12:34:00

Luxury small ship cruise line's Highest Luxury Value promotion highlights greatest savings ever offered aboard the m/s Paul Gauguin FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Paul Gauguin Cruises, operator of the highest rated and longest continually-sailing luxury cruise ship in the South Pacific, today announced an alluring set of savings options for the m/s Paul Gauguin's 2010 sailing season. When booked by March 31, 2009, discerning guests will enjoy award-winning luxury at an...

2009-02-11 13:31:00

SEATTLE, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Holland America Line will add to its schedule of round-trip Sydney, Australia, sailings in 2010. The line has created three exciting 14-day cruises aboard ms Volendam geared to exploring the vast region that encompasses Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. Two cruises, departing Jan. 20 and Feb. 28, are set to spend more time discovering the multifaceted terrain of New Zealand than any other premium cruise, while a third, departing Jan. 6,...

2009-02-10 18:19:00

Plus itineraries include a new series of 14-day Sydney, Australia, roundtrip sailings -- and 34-day Australia circumnavigation voyage that includes two days' daylight scenic cruising in the Great Barrier Reef SEATTLE, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- In 2010, Holland America Line will feature new itineraries throughout the Southern Hemisphere aboard the 1,432-guest, ms Volendam, including--for the first time--a circumnavigation of the continent departing in Sydney, Australia. The 34-day sailing will...

2008-10-01 18:00:24

By Al Rudis It's hotter than Hades. The enemy is savage and is willing to commit suicide to kill you. You are in a totally different culture from back home. But despite all the weirdness, you are always aware of why you're there: to fight for your country. The year could be 2008, or it could be 1943. "The difference, of course, is then it was conscription, and this time, it's volunteer," said Marsha Moode, director of "South Pacific," which previews Thursday and opens Friday at the...

2008-09-30 21:00:23

By Al Rudis It's hotter than Hades. The enemy is savage and is willing to commit suicide to kill you. You are in a totally different culture from back home. But despite all the weirdness, you are always aware of why you're there: to fight for your country. The year could be 2008, or it could be 1943. "The difference, of course, is then it was conscription, and this time, it's volunteer," said Marsha Moode, director of "South Pacific," which previews Thursday and opens Friday at the...

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2008-09-27 08:20:00

Officials in Europe said Friday that scientists have identified a remote 1,700 mile long by 120 mile wide "entry zone" in the South Pacific where debris from Europe's vast orbiting space freighter may crash after it is destroyed on Monday. The entry zone is located about 3,750 miles west of Chile, 1,500 miles east of New Zealand and 1,500 miles south of the Easter Islands. Roughly one hundred parts of the 13.5-ton Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) could survive the stress and heat of re-entry...


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2007-02-25 21:16:26

The Atlantic pomfret, Brama brama, is a pomfret of the family Bramidae, found in the Atlantic, Indian, and South Pacific oceans, at depths down to 3280.84 ft (1,000 m). Its length is between 15.75 and 39.37 in (40 and 100 cm). The Atlantic pomfret is a deep-bodied mesopelagic fish with a deeply forked tail, and large eyes near the front of a blunt snout. The pectoral fins are long and scythe-like. The scales are slightly serrated giving the body a rough texture. The mouth contains many...

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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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