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2012-07-13 07:23:19

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Frustrated customers took to social media sites on Wednesday to vent their anger about missing out on some of their favorite television shows amid a dispute between satellite provider DirecTV and Viacom. The battle has left 20 million customers without access to channels such as MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon, BET, Comedy Central and others, as the Viacom and DirecTV clash over how much a distributor should pay an entertainment company for...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • 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.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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