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2008-10-10 09:00:30

By Associated Press WASHINGTON -- The National Trust for Historic Preservation is accepting nominations for its annual list of endangered places, which identifies examples of America's architectural, cultural and natural heritage that are at risk. Nominations are due Dec. 5. The 2009 list of 11 endangered historic places will be announced May 6. Details at www.PreservationNation.org/issues/11-most-endangered. Focusing attention on a landmark in need of restoration often galvanizes...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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