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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
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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