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2008-08-02 00:00:19

There is an amazing chance to experience the sacred world of Tibet with it's Buddhist chanting and mantras, ringing bells, clashing cymbals, booming long horns and beating drums. Eight monks from the Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, now re-established in Southern India, will present The Power of Compassion at the Flavel on Sunday, illustrating the diversity of their astonishing culture. The performance brings to Dartmouth a dramatic, entertaining, informative 90 minutes of dances, music and...

2006-06-09 07:18:09

By Simon Denyer NATHU-LA, India (Reuters) - As the rain sweeps across the high Himalayan pass, a Chinese soldier arrives at the three strands of barbed wire which separate his country's territory from that of long-time rival India. But this soldier is no longer brandishing a gun, on this once most sensitive of borders between the world's two most populous countries. Instead he takes some video for his family back home and pauses to shake hands across the rusty fence. Just a few...

2005-08-22 07:43:36

By Lindsay Beck SHIGATSE, China (Reuters) - In the cobbled paths and ancient courtyards of Tibet's Tashilhunpo monastery, a little boy stares out of pictures wearing a yellow, cone-shaped hat that mark his sect of Buddhism. Gyaltsen Norbu has been groomed since childhood to prepare for his role as the 11th Panchen Lama, the reincarnation of the 10th and the second-most important figure in Tibetan Buddhism. But while he received politically vetted religious training under the close...


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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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