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Business News Archive - January 02, 2010

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jan. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Locair, Inc. flight 151, enroute from Baltimore-Washington Thurgood International Airport to Lake Cumberland Regional Airport, in Somerset, Kentucky, experienced a runway excursion while landing in wintry conditions at 3:22PM Eastern time.

Word of the Day
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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