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Space News Archive - December 23, 2008

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An American and Russian astronaut installed a device that monitors conditions around the orbital outpost during an almost six hour spacewalk outside the International Space Station on Tuesday.

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.'