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2010-04-09 07:30:00

People researching their ancestors can open a "Pandora's Box" of secrets that may cause conflict and widen rifts in the family, new research says. While most people derive pleasure and satisfaction from researching their ancestry, for some it brings to light "secrets and skeletons", the study says. Dr Anne-Marie Kramer, of the University of Warwick, told the British Sociological Association's annual conference in Glasgow today [9 April] that of 224 people who gave her details of family...


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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.'