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SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Preparations for the spookiest fun-filled parties have begun. For many, October is that special month catering to the Halloween season, a serious billion-dollar industry that has grown into the nations second largest holiday. "...The National Retail Federation estimated the average consumer in 2003 spent about $41.77 on Halloween-related items, including $14.41 on candy, $14.85 on costumes and $10.37 on decorations. Total retail sales in 2003...
- A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
- A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
- In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
- The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
- A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.