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Oddities News Archive - July 09, 2003

Hot summer weather is setting records in Anchorage. The high of 84 degrees Tuesday set a new mark for July 8, breaking an 84-year-old record.

Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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