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2005-12-15 16:30:00

BRINKLEY, Ark. -- Drought conditions during the summer left Arkansas wetlands dry this winter, forcing a 50 percent decrease in the number of ducks statewide, waterfowl experts said Wednesday. "It really concentrates the ducks in areas where there is water," said Andrew James, waterfowl program coordinator with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. "So for those who have water it's great, but if you don't have water it's not so great." December aerial survey numbers show 289,589 ducks,...


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callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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