International News Archive - October 15, 2010
The world's longest tunnel was started on Friday using a giant drilling machine to help clear a path deep beneath the Swiss Alps.
Word of the Day
- 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.'