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2005-09-15 07:46:35

By Choi Yoon-sang and Kim Kyung-hoon INCHON, South Korea (Reuters) - Hundreds of people marched peacefully through Inchon on Thursday to defend a statue of U.S. General Douglas MacArthur commemorating an amphibious assault 55 years ago that helped turn the tide of the Korean War. Last weekend, the scene in this western port city was less calm. Those for and against the statue -- and the campaign the late general led -- traded blows and tossed rocks and bottles. The violence exposed...

2005-09-15 05:19:08

By Choi Yoon-sang and Kim Kyung-hoon INCHON, South Korea (Reuters) - Hundreds of people marched peacefully through this port city on Thursday to back U.S. General Douglas MacArthur, whose statue commemorates an amphibious assault that began 55 years ago and ultimately helped turn the tide of the Korean War. Last weekend, the scene was less calm. Those for and against the statue -- and the campaign the late general led -- had exchanged blows and tossed rocks and bottles at each...


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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