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2011-12-04 08:13:36

With an extended period of solar activity set to start as early as next year, storms originating from the sun could cause widespread blackouts and massive economic losses, a German insurance firm has predicted. The study, which was the work of Allianz, is the topic of a December 2 article by Reuters reporter Ethan Bilby which states that the "upcoming cycle of stormy solar activity risks causing damage to electrical transformers and threatening vulnerable energy infrastructure around the...


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  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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