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2006-10-31 15:01:17

By Bill Sizemore, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Oct. 31--VIRGINIA BEACH -- Mary Buckley, a vivacious mother of four sons and the spark plug for countless family outings and neighborhood barbecues, spent the last 2-1/2 years of her life in a cruel medical limbo. It was as if she was just an empty body, her family and friends said. Her soul, her spirit -- whatever it was that made her a treasured soul mate, confidante and the life of every party -- was gone. On Oct. 23, her body...


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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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