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2008-09-09 12:00:00

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Kristinn Einarsson, Project Manager of National Energy Authority, Mobile: +354 863 9974; or Ossur Skarphedinsson, Minister of Industry, +354 545 8500 REYKJAVIK, Iceland, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Strong indications for some time of oil in the Dreki area, progress by leaps and bounds in oil exploration technology, a high oil price and possible economic gain are several of the main reasons that Iceland is now preparing a tender offer at the start of...


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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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