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2012-08-03 23:02:51

Free Synagogue of Flushing, the oldest Reform Jewish synagogue in the Borough of Queens and on Long Island and listed on both the National and New York State Registers of Historic Places, is hosting a free Community Health and Wellness Fair for the Flushing community on Sunday, August 19, 2012 from 10:00am to 4:00pm. The health fair attendees will find a variety of free services offered by area health providers. The synagogue is located at 41-60 Kissena Boulevard in downtown Flushing - two...

2011-06-05 00:02:40

Chien and Associates General Contracting Group Offers a 10% Discount Off all Remodeling Projects for Summer 2011 Flushing, NY (PRWEB) June 04, 2011 Chien and Associates General Contracting Group is offering a great deal for homeowners looking to spruce up their homes and save money this summer by offering a 10% discount off all remodeling projects. What better time to discover why Chien and Associates is such a success. Tom Chien, founder of Chien and Associates, wasn't planning on starting...

2011-02-24 13:45:00

FLUSHING, N.Y., Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- From gas lights to electricity, from cars you cranked to state-of-the-art hybrids, Gertrude Coopersmith has seen it all. Well, perhaps not all. On April 10th, Gertrude, a resident of Flushing House since June 5, 2006, will celebrate her 100th birthday surrounded by family and friends, in the retirement home's rooftop lounge overlooking New York's panoramic skyline. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110224/DC54328) Her...

2010-05-06 12:01:00

FLUSHING, N.Y., May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- How can senior citizens find out what it's like to live at Flushing House, their friendly neighborhood retirement residence? Simple! Stay with us for an inexpensive Two Week Stay, and find out what the hubbub is about. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100506/DC00553) We invite you to experience the warm and caring lifestyle of our unique senior community, for an incredible low price! Come enjoy a comfortable furnished apartment,...

2008-01-14 15:00:40

DEAR DR. GOTT: My husband and I both are taking niacin for our cholesterol. When we first started taking it, we bought regular niacin. The side effect of extreme flushing was very uncomfortable. We then switched to flush-free niacin. When we switched, we both saw our physicians. One said the properties that caused the flushing were necessary to control the cholesterol. The other doctor said he was unaware of that problem. Would you give us your opinion as to whether flush-free is or is not...


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humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'