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Oddities News Archive - June 07, 2004

MIAMI - A 61-year-old woman known as "The Godmother" whom police said ran a ruthless cocaine empire in the 1980s was released from prison and set to be deported to Colombia. Griselda Blanco was in custody of the U.S. Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Sunday as U.S.

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.'