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2010-06-04 13:39:00

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Barnhart Crane & Rigging and Powell Companies have reached a definitive agreement under which Barnhart will purchase Powell's crane rental division, which has locations in Knoxville and Johnson City, Tennessee. Powell's crane rental division has served the Tri-Cities and surrounding areas for 40 years. Powell's other companies consisting of Coal and Minerals Processing engineering/construction, Steel Erectors services, Decanter Machines, Inc, and...


Word of the Day
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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