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2008-07-20 12:00:27

By Stephanie Reitz Associated Press BELCHERTOWN, Mass. -- The sun hadn't even started to rise over the Quabbin Reservoir before would-be anglers arrived for the recent opening day of fishing season, their boats lined up at its three launch areas. It's a testament to the popularity of the western Massachusetts reservoir, a mecca for hikers, bicyclists, fishing enthusiasts and other nature lovers drawn to what's become known over the decades as the "accidental wilderness." The man-made...


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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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