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2008-07-14 15:00:40

By Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Jul. 12--The nation's housing market continues to drag, but 84 Lumber Co. signaled this week that it had managed to improve its own results. The Washington County professional building supply company reported it posted a profit in May, the first time it has done that this year. The private company didn't release financial details. It took a combination of factors to manage the feat. Sales, which had been decreasing since April 2006 and dipped more than...


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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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