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Education News Archive - December 19, 2006

By Paul Westmoore, The Buffalo News, N.Y. Dec. 19

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.'