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(16 Aug. 2010) --- NASA astronaut Doug Wheelock, Expedition 24 flight engineer, enters the Quest airlock of the International Space Station as the session of extravehicular activity (EVA) draws to a close. During the...
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callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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