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Business News Archive - November 25, 2006

By GRAHAM GRANT THE parents of an autistic schoolboy have been banned from helping him to fasten his seatbelt on the school bus. Tenyearold Matthew Palmer, who suffers from Asperger's syndrome, is classed as a special needs child.

Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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