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  • n  a diagram or picture illustrating textual material
  • n  Mediterranean tree widely cultivated for its edible fruit
  • n  a Libyan terrorist group organized in 1995 and aligned with al-Qaeda; seeks to radicalize the Libyan government; attempted to assassinate Qaddafi
  • n  fleshy sweet pear-shaped yellowish or purple multiple fruit eaten fresh or preserved or dried

  • Why do fig trees follow a different fruiting strategy from that of other trees? It turns out that figs are pollinated by tiny insects called fig wasps.
  • Surly Roman stonemasons spent the week in "dressing" with colossal fig leaves 70 nude statues of young men, each in an athletic attitude and all some 25 ft.
  • After years of being thought of as Newton filling, figs are popular again.
News & Articles

  • Dolce & Gabanna, Carolina Herrara stores coming to Esquire Theater
    Crain's Chicago Business reports: Fashion houses Dolce & Gabanna and Carolina Herrera have leased space in the former Esquire Theater building along with New York restaurant Fig & Olive.        
    June 12, 2013 - Chicago Tribune
  • Electric-Car Maker Coda Wins Approval of Fortress Sale
    Coda Holdings Inc., parent of the electric-car maker that sold fewer than 100 vehicles, won court approval of a $25 million sale to a group led by a Fortress Investment Group LLC (FIG) unit.
    June 11, 2013 - Bloomberg
    a sylph fairy alien magic wonderland That is the world of the  Wonderfully Talented RUDY FIG Enjoy her blog here ! About Rudy (quote from her website ): "Rudy Fig is a 23 year old, US based, oil painter and Toy enthusiast.  With toy designers for parents, Rudy grew up in a very creative environment and excelled in the arts from a young age.  After flunking out of art school (with flying colors ...
    June 10, 2013 - StyleBistro

  • St Jerome in BusinessWeek
    There's an increasing number of cases where there's no legal fig leaf,Jerome Cohen, a venerable China law expert at New York University who has advised Xue's wife, said in an interview before the verdict.
  • Ehud Barak in International Herald Tribune
    I won't be anyone's fig leaf or anyone's third wheel,Barak told the crowd ahead of the vote. "We will be the counterweight that will guarantee that we won't have a narrow right-wing government, but a real government that will take care of...
  • Tzipi Livni in FOXNews
    After Peres appointed Netanyahu to construct the next government, Livni said she would refuse to serve as a "fig leaf for a government of paralysis" that did not promote peace.

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