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Oddities News Archive - August 11, 2007

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Big Ben's bongs fell silent Saturday as workers rappelled down Parliament's iconic clock tower, beginning a month of maintenance work on the clock and its world-famous bell. Time briefly stood still as the clock's hands were frozen shortly after 8 a.m.

Word of the Day
overword
  • To say in too many words; to express verbosely.
  • To express in too many words: sometimes used reflexively.
  • The leading idea or a repeated phrase, as of a song or ballad; the refrain; burden.
The word 'overword' comes from over- +‎ word.