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2006-07-14 07:20:00

By Scott Malone FRYEBURG, Maine - As Don Thibodeau drove across his potato field, juggling a cell phone, walkie-talkie and the steering wheel of his pickup truck, he dispelled the illusion of bucolic farm life. His packers were behind schedule on a big order and a new sprayer wasn't working quite right. But what Thibodeau wanted to talk about was his latest venture, a vodka distillery. Thibodeau is one of a handful of New England farmers who have turned to vodka distilling as a more...


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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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