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General News Archive - February 19, 2008

The 4-year-old son of late Australian wildlife conservationist and TV star Steve Irwin has been bitten by a non-venomous snake, a report said. The Mirror newspaper in Britain said Terri Irwin, Steve Irwin's widow, confirmed their son, Robert, was nipped by a boa constrictor.

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.'