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2008-07-27 09:00:23

By Tom Venesky, The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Jul. 27--KINGSTON TOWNSHIP -- On the surface, the crib-like structures don't look like much -- nothing more than a series of two-by-two hemlock boards nailed together to form a pyramid shape. But below the surface -- underneath the water, the structures called porcupine four-by-four cribs provide crucial habitat for fish on the mostly barren bottom of Frances Slocum Lake. On Thursday, 20 members of the Nanticoke Conservation Club...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.