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2007-09-07 12:00:48

By Steve Jordon, Omaha World-Herald, Neb. Sep. 7--The 91-year-old Blackstone building at 36th and Farnam Streets is being purchased by a longtime neighbor: Peter Kiewit Sons' Inc. The construction and mining company said Thursday it is in the process of buying the former luxury hotel, now an office building that has some Kiewit employees already. "It is an opportunity for us to own a significant amount of property adjacent to our headquarters building," said Kiewit spokesman Kent...


Word of the Day
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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