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Re: definitions

In a message dated 97-08-09 20:05:41 EDT, you write:

> The word
>  _lagerstatte_ (plural, _lagerstatten_) is a German compound noun. 

Yes.  And as for all German nouns, it is always capitalized.  Also, the "a"
in "-statte" carries an umlaut.

>  According to Stephen Jay Gould, it translates literally to English as
>  "lode place."  

"Lager" = "store, supply"; "Staette" = "place".  However, my dictionary
defines the compound, "Lagerstaette", as "resting place".

Nick Pharris