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2005-08-15 07:55:00

TORONTO -- Avid tanner Brandi Donaldson was 25 when she first noticed a new mole right above her navel. She didn't worry until it started to change. "It started to look a little different than my other spots," said Donaldson, now 27 and a counselor in Newport Beach, California. "It was a little darker." It turned out to be not a mole, but melanoma, a potentially deadly form of skin cancer. It was localized and she didn't need chemotherapy or radiation treatment, but Donaldson endured a...


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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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