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Oddities News Archive - September 30, 2005

By Nokwazi Tshabalala PHALABORWA, South Africa (Reuters) - A white South African farmer was jailed for life on Friday for feeding a black worker to lions, ending a racially charged case which highlighted abuse of rural black laborers.

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.'