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Science News Archive - September 28, 2008

By Bea Smith BEACH CITY -- Robert E. "Slats" Slayman, 80, of Beach City, passed away Friday, Sept. 26, 2008, at Mercy Hospital, Canton, following a brief illness. He was born at Beach City, the son of the late Harry D. and Nellie M. Bratton Slayman and had been a life resident of Beach City.

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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