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2008-09-06 12:00:16

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Texas high schools are not required to offer elective high school Bible courses under a new law adopted by the state last year, Attorney General Greg Abbott said. The Legislature passed a law last year allowing for Bible courses to be offered as an elective starting in the 2009-10 school year. Lawmakers directed the State Board of Education to adopt curriculum standards in line with the constitutional separation of church and state. But because of questions about...


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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.'