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Business News Archive - May 25, 2006

The death toll in northern Thailand's worst floods in 60 years, caused by a rare climatic factor, rose to 43 on Thursday with dozens more still missing as rescuers slogged through mud and debris for bodies.

Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'