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2009-02-22 16:03:16

A sculpture thought to be a Renaissance work has been uncovered at the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum in Centerport, N.Y., site officials say. Museum Executive Director Carol Ghiorsi Hart said an 8-foot-tall terra cotta Madonna and child was found behind a basement wall by a restoration curator, Newsday reported Sunday. Restoration supervisor Peter Newman said he began searching the museum basement for the sculpture after seeing a photograph of it in a 1952 newspaper clipping. Hart said he...


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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