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2007-05-25 00:00:00

By Mary Anne OstromStaff Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice toured Hewlett-Packard's lab today during a two-day swing through the state, which has been billed as a "home visit." During a day-long series of meetings with Silicon Valley executives, she focused on the valley's role in keeping America's edge in global competitiveness. New technologies, including backing "the new green revolution," would help the United States "wean" itself off hydrocarbons, she said. She arrived at the Four...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'