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2008-11-23 12:45:27

A dog that had run away from home in Norfolk, Va., was successfully recaptured thanks to a woman's sure-handed tackle, one dog searcher says. Debra Griggs said she and nine other people conducted an extensive search for Sebastian the Chow, which had run away from its owner's home Nov. 15, but it was not the dog catcher's mitt or catch pole that finally snagged the canine, The (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot reported Sunday. Griggs said one woman aiding in Saturday's search captured the dog by...

2008-11-23 12:45:27

A woman with an apparent interest in football tacking was able to bring down a dog that had run away from its home in Norfolk, Va., one dog searcher said. Debra Griggs said after she and nine other people conducted an extensive search for Sebastian the Chow, which had run away from its owner's home on Nov. 15, it was not the dog catcher's mitt or catchpole that finally snagged the canine, The (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot said Sunday. Griggs said one of the women aiding in Saturday's search...


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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