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2007-12-12 09:00:37

By Bill Michelmore, The Buffalo News, N.Y. Dec. 12--NIAGARA FALLS -- Tuesday was a day of superlatives at Niagara Falls International Airport, as the world's second-largest cargo plane sat on upstate New York's longest runway and got loaded up with equipment for the world's tallest building. A Russian Antonov 124 arrived in the region to take on a 65-ton load of compressors from Ascension Industries of North Tonawanda. "It was awesome," said Frank Pastori, Ascension's sales director....


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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.'