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2008-07-04 00:00:19

Chairman of Leeds Bradford Airport Sir Graham Hall has resigned. Deputy chairman Alan Lewis has replaced him with immediate effect. Mr Lewis is an advisory partner in European private equity firm Bridgepoint, which bought the airport last year. He is also a former board member of Birmingham Airport. (c) 2008 Yorkshire Post. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.


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callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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