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General News Archive - June 18, 2004

LOS ANGELES - With his trademark dark glasses on and a baby grand by his side, Ray Charles was mourned by thousands who walked a long red carpet past his open casket.

Word of the Day
gammon
  • To play, gamble.
  • To impose upon; delude; trick; humbug; also, to joke; chaff.
  • A deceitful game or trick; trickery; humbug; nonsense.
The word 'gammon' in the sense of 'joke, trick' may come from 'backgammon'.
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