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2008-07-14 15:00:34

By Channing Gray No performer at the Newport Music Festival has been more anticipated than Wai Yin Wong, the 15-year-old Chinese piano prodigy who last year took the gold at the Horowitz Competition in Ukraine. Reports of her considerable talent were circulating at Friday's opening-night concert, and festival director Mark Malkovich, a judge at the Horowitz, called her "astonishing," and predicted she would have a big career. Well, Saturday night at The Breakers, Wong, making her...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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