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2009-09-25 13:22:41

The Harley Davidson factory in Kansas City, Mo., and its counterparts across the country topped a California-based Web site's list of great factory tours. VirtualTourist.com said a visit to any of the Harley Davidson factories in the United States is a dream come true for motorcycle fans. The opal mines of Coober Pedy, Australia, the largest opal mining operation in the world, was chosen as second on the list of Five Great Factory Tours for its underground hotels, restaurants, stores and art...

2006-07-25 23:55:00

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian scientists have identified two new species of ancient marine reptile, similar to the mythical Loch Ness monster, that swam in an Australian outback sea 115 million years ago. The reptiles, named Umoonasaurus and Opallionectes, belonged to the Plesiosaurs group which included a "killer whale" type predator of the Jurassic period, palaeontologist Benjamin Kear from the University of Adelaide said on Wednesday. Kear, whose team studied 30 opalised fossils mainly...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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