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2008-07-28 15:00:35

Divers searched Monday for a missing fisherman following a series of recent accidents in Canada that left 10 people presumed drowned. Police in Northumberland say a search continued Monday for an unidentified man in his 30s who jumped from a boat into the Trent River near Healey Falls just outside Campbellford, the Toronto Sun reported. Two more drownings occurred in the Muskoka River near Toronto, the Toronto Star reported Monday. Divers found the body of Josue Sabastian Perez, 16,...


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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