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2012-03-19 23:03:17

Cairns Plumber, Chris Phillips, has brought his business online with the launch of a website, CairnsPlumber.com. By offering plumbing tips and news, this local plumber is leveraging the power of the internet to build relationships with his clients. (PRWEB) March 20, 2012 Chris Phillips has lived in Cairns, Queensland, Australia for over 20 years and has earned a reputation as Cairns´ friendliest plumber. Now this local plumber is building even stronger relationships with the people...

2012-01-18 08:00:00

Bobzio.com, a Cape San Blas Florida Vacation Rental home, homeexchange and service provider co-op, offers a free option for marketing vacation homes and travel oriented services to travelers. The Bobzio Top Vacation Rental Value in Clifton Beach, Australia is The Colonial House. Cairns Queensland, Australia (PRWEB) January 18, 2012 Bobzio.com is a Cape San Blas Vacation Rentals & Homeexchanges Co-op offering a free platform where vacation home owners, home exchangers and travelers can...

2011-12-06 10:00:00

Timed with the Nobel Prize ceremony on December 10, 2011, Australian eco-tour company Small World Journeys has announced 2011 Nobel Laureate Brian Schmidt will speak on several of their eclipse-related tours. On these adventure tours, guests will witness the November 14, 2012 total solar eclipse from a hot air balloon, tropical island or at The Great Barrier Reef. Cairns, Australia (PRWEB) December 06, 2011 Australian eco-tour company Small World Journeys has secured astronomer and 2011...

2011-05-12 14:23:00

TIPP CITY, Ohio, May 12, 2011/PRNewswire/ -- Melissa Cairns today unveiled CairnsToys.com, a website that showcases their unique and hard-to-find toys, as well as provides internet shoppers with an alternative to the "shrink-wrapped" playtime experience. The virtual toy store now provides toy and gift shoppers across the country with a new and convenient way to purchase their unique and hard-to-find toys and games. "Cairns Toys customers now have instant access to more than 1,500 of our...

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2011-04-25 07:50:00

Douglas Cairns succeeded in flying his light plane to the North Pole and landing it there last week, setting a world speed record for a light, twin-engine piston aircraft. Cairns overcame strong headwinds, the failure of his satellite-based navigation system and his diabetes to earn a place in aviation record books, Reuters reports. "It was rather surreal and very exhilarating to be at the crown of our planet earth with 24 hours of daylight. I'm delighted to be able to do this kind of thing...

2010-09-02 07:40:00

BELLEVUE, Wash., Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Back by popular demand, the award-winning travel experts at Down Under Answers (http://www.duatravel.com) are offering several "I Love Aussie" travel deals that break down any barriers between a much-needed vacation and the Great Barrier Reef. These 10 new Australian vacation deals start at the incredible low price of just $1,399 per person (including airfare and accommodation, based on double-occupancy). Interested travelers should hurry, as the...

2010-01-11 13:18:00

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- What is larger than the Great Wall of China and the only living thing on earth visible from space? Answer: The Great Barrier Reef, one of the seven wonders of the natural world. This March, Crystal Cruises is introducing a new opportunity to explore this region's remarkable sea life, rainforests and wildlife via a three-night "Great Barrier Reef Escape" Extended Land Program available before and after four Crystal Symphony voyages beginning or ending...

2009-01-21 00:29:02

At least 167 cases of dengue fever, a dangerous and sometimes fatal mosquito-born illness, have been reported in Cairns on the northeast coast of Australia. Queensland health officials declared an epidemic Tuesday, The Brisbane Courier-Mail reported. People are getting infected and getting sicker quicker than any outbreak we've previously seen, said Dr. Linda Selvey, executive director of Population Health Queensland. We're getting quite an escalation of cases to the point where we're...

2006-03-23 17:56:24

TORONTO (Reuters) - Pittsburgh Penguins defenceman Eric Cairns has been suspended for three games for a spearing incident against the Ottawa Senators, the league announced on Thursday. The six-foot-six, 240-pounds Cairns will forfeit $9,015.30 in salary for sitting out the three games, the league said. The spearing incident on Zdeno Chara took place at the end of the second period of Tuesday's game, a 5-2 loss to the Senators. Cairns's suspension will begin with Friday's game...

2006-03-20 06:45:00

By David Crisafulli INNISFAIL, Australia -- One of the most powerful cyclones to hit Australia in decades lashed the northern city of Cairns on Monday with winds of up to 290 kph (180 mph), ripping roofs off houses, uprooting trees and flattening crops. There were no reports of deaths by late Monday but authorities said about 30 people had received minor injuries. The eye of Cyclone Larry crossed the coast just south of Cairns, the sugar-growing town of Innisfail taking the...


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humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'