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2009-06-29 06:25:18

A group of adventurers, who previously conquered Mount Everest, will now sail around Southeast Asia in a replica of an ancient Philippine boat to promote Filipino pride. They are sailing in a balangay - a wooden-hulled boat used in the islands about 1,700 years ago. The initial launch was celebrated by 300 spectators who cheered and applauded as the bow hit the water in Manila Bay. Native Badjao boat-builders from the southernmost Philippine province of Tawi Tawi built it in 44 days using...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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