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Sci-Fi & Gaming News Archive - August 21, 2006

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In its seventh weekend as the No. 1 film at the foreign box office, "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" notched more records, and now ranks as the sixth-biggest worldwide release of all time.

Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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