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International News Archive - December 08, 2010

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Climate forecasts for the region predict an advance of the desert about 300 kilometers to the north.

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.'