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2009-07-15 15:19:11

Firefighters in Virginia freed a border collie that spent 20 hours wedged inside a 10-inch drainage pipe, the dog's owner said. Ben Prins of Crozet said his dog, Scout, likely chased a squirrel into the pipe Monday and became wedged in the tight space, The (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot reported Wednesday. Prins said his family discovered the dog Tuesday by following the sound of its whimpering and barking. He said firefighters arrived and used a backhoe to free the dog from the pipe. Prins said...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'