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2005-10-24 16:52:13

By Joseph Guyler Delva PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Reuters) - At least 11 people were killed in Haiti when record-breaking Tropical Storm Alpha brought torrential rain to the impoverished Caribbean country, officials and witnesses said on Monday. The director of Haiti's Civil Protection Office, Alta Jean-Baptiste, said 8 people were killed on Sunday across the country. Another three people were carried away by floodwaters that suddenly roared through the dry bed of the Riviere Froide...


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virgule
  • A punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information.
  • A little rod; a twig.
This word comes from the Late Latin 'virgula,' accentual mark, a diminutive of 'virga,' rod.
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