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2009-04-02 12:47:06

The British builders of a steam-powered car say they are targeting 127.7 mph, the speed record for steam-power set in 1906. The team said the car, nicknamed the world's fastest kettle, made it up to 80 mph Wednesday during a test run on a Ministry of Defense runway at the Thorney Island airfield in West Sussex, England, The Times of London reported Thursday. Don Wales, 48, who drove the car during the test run, said all appears on track for the record attempt in June at the Edwards Air Force...


Word of the Day
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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