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Oddities News Archive - December 14, 2005

Nathan Banfield knew he looked like some swamp creature, in head-to-toe forest camouflage with all-over feathery fringe and a camo-mask that revealed nothing but his eyes.

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.'