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New Research Shows Venice Is Now Slipping And Sinking
2012-03-21 11:37:05

Once thought to have stabilized, new measurements reveal that Venice continues to sink slowly. For a while, global rising sea levels were thought to be the cause for the growing waters in the famous canals. Yehuda Bock, a geodesist with Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego, in La Jolla, California, said about the rising: “Venice appears to be continuing to subside, at a rate of about 2 millimeters a year.” “It´s a small...


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maffling
  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
The word 'maffle' may come from a Dutch word meaning 'to move the jaws' or a French word meaning 'having large cheeks'.