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International News Archive - August 10, 2009

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Chinese authorities have halted the quarantine that was set upon a small town of 10,000 people in order to contain a lethal epidemic of pneumonic plague.

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.