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2008-07-27 06:00:25

On 17 July, when Naval Aviation Day is celebrated in Russia, Zvezda TV broadcast a report from Khabarovsk Territory about the Guards aviation regiment of the Pacific Fleet. The report began by showing a pilot, Aleksandr Zhuravlev, being swung against the undercarriage of an aircraft by his fellow servicemen, which the correspondent said was a "rite of initiation" for someone who has taken the helm of a combat aircraft for the first time. Zhuravlev, the second pilot of a Tu-22 supersonic...


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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