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2008-12-23 17:49:24

Firefighters say a Massachusetts man accidentally set fire to his home while attempting to melt ice on his back porch with a blowtorch. Fire Capt. Scott Kruger said the New Bedford home incurred $20,000-$30,000 worth of damage during the Monday afternoon fire, but all inside were able to escape safely after being warned by smoke detectors, the New Bedford Standard-Times reported Tuesday. Kruger said it took the 25 firefighters who responded to the blaze about 30 minutes to extinguish the...


Word of the Day
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.'