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2010-07-13 06:10:00

United Kingdom's Ministry of Defence recently unveiled a prototype of its first long-range unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV). The concept plane, named Taranis, is the Ministry's first step in the development of unmanned strike aircraft. It is designed for long-range strikes capable of penetrating enemy territory. It has taken over three million man hours to design and produce. Defence Minister Gerald Howarth said it was a "truly trailblazing project." The project featured "the best of our...


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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.'