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2008-08-01 15:00:28

By Shelby Wood, The Oregonian, Portland, Ore. Aug. 1--Portlanders love doing it themselves. The DIY route often is cheaper, more original and less toxic: think backyard gardens, local microbrews and handmade crafts at Saturday Market. But when it comes to washing a car, it's better to see a professional. Oregon's rivers and streams will be healthier for it. The message runs counter to the bad rap that commercial carwashes still fight, nearly 20 years after the federal Clean Water...


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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