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2005-07-27 11:57:51

By Thomas Kutty Abraham BOMBAY (Reuters) - Floods and landslides killed about 140 people in western India on Wednesday, and scores more were feared dead after a wall of mud flattened a village. Thousands of people were evacuated and tens of thousands more were stranded as floodwaters raged throughout the financial capital, Bombay, bringing road, rail and air links to a halt. Rescue teams reached the village of Juigaon, 150 km (90 miles) south of Bombay, and began digging for survivors...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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