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Education News Archive - January 21, 2006

By Karen Owen, Messenger-Inquirer, Owensboro, Ky. Jan. 21--People with large families say strangers often ask them if they have a "blended" family. Folks assume all those children didn't come from the same mom and dad.

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.'