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2009-02-12 09:03:11

New research helps us understand the incredible forces and oil and gas reserves that lie hidden beneath the Earth's surface It was the geological collision between India and Asia millions of years ago that created one of the world's most distinctive places: The area around Lake Baikal in Siberia, which contains 20 percent of the world's fresh water reserves and a unique display of plant- and wildlife. That is the conclusion reached by two Danish researchers from the University of Copenhagen,...


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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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