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2011-04-11 10:20:00

Anyone who's ever polished silver knows that keeping the tarnish at bay is never ending work - but, you may not know that polishing also rubs away some of the precious metal.

2010-10-26 08:01:00

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Where there's silver, there's tarnish. While getting the tarnish off your flatware might be an occasional inconvenience, to museum curators and conservators, it's a threat to irreplaceable works of art.


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taphephobia
  • A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.
The word 'taphephobia' comes from Greek roots meaning 'burial' and 'fear'.
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