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2006-06-05 20:51:52

By Pav Jordan SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - Protesters clashed with Chilean police on Monday as nearly one million high school students and sympathizers joined an expanding strike pushing for increased education funding. The strike, the largest by Chilean students in decades, is the first domestic crisis of President Michelle Bachelet's nearly three-month-old government. Public high school pupils are demanding free bus fare, free college entrance exams, more teachers, and improved...

2006-06-05 15:50:39

By Pav Jordan SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - Protesters clashed sporadically with Chilean police on Monday as nearly 1 million high school students and sympathizers joined an expanding strike pushing for increased education funding. The strike, the largest such action by Chilean students in decades, is the first domestic crisis of President Michelle Bachelet's nearly 3-month-old government. Public high school pupils are demanding free bus fare, free college entrance exams, more...

2006-05-30 17:30:55

By Fiona Ortiz SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - Police used tear gas and water cannons to try to break up Chile's biggest student protests in decades on Tuesday as thousands of students marched to demand the government spend more of its fat budget surplus on education. Dozens of students were arrested in the capital and protest leaders said half a million students occupied hundreds of schools all over Chile calling for free bus fare, free college entrance exams, more teachers and...


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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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