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General News Archive - February 24, 2009

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Authorities said a would-be robber fled from a Rhode Island store after a clerk grabbed the toy gun from his hand and broke the fake weapon in half.

Word of the Day
swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.