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International News Archive - December 26, 2008

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The Natural Trust has given up its battle with the sea on one of England's most famous stretches of coast, allowing Studland Beach in Dorset to erode naturally.

Word of the Day
gazingstock
  • A person or thing gazed at with wonder or curiosity, especially of a scornful kind.
The 'stock' of 'gazingstock' comes from an Old English word meaning 'tree trunk' or 'wood'.
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