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2007-08-09 13:00:00

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- General Motors Corp. (GM) has signed an agreement with a battery maker that could propel it ahead of Toyota Motor Corp. (TM) in the race to bring plug-in hybrid and electric cars to market, a top company official said Thursday. A123 Systems Inc., based in Watertown, Mass., already produces millions of nanophosphate lithium-ion batteries for use in cordless power tools, and it plans to apply the technology to automobiles. GM Vice Chairman Bob Lutz said the deal, coupled...


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mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.