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International News Archive - October 22, 2009

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On Wednesday, European environment ministers started making progress in their plans to cut back on carbon emissions, particularly with planes and ships.

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.'