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2005-10-01 17:24:39

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Hurricane Otis weakened slightly on Saturday as it ambled erratically toward Mexico's Baja California peninsula on a path to expected Monday landfall in sparsely populated semi-desert. Otis weakened to a Category 1 hurricane on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale after strengthening to Category 2 overnight, but still packed 85-mph (140-kph) winds, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami. Authorities evacuated some high-risk areas near Otis'...

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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.