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2008-10-05 12:00:13

By Lynn Arave Deseret News One of the most reliable indicators of an extra dry Great Salt Lake is the presence of a large sandbar that leads to Fremont Island. You can't walk on water without divine help, but you can get a kick out of a limited kind of "Red Sea on dry ground" experience by walking on this waterless sandbar to Fremont Island when the Great Salt Lake level is 4,194.5 feet or lower. That's certainly the case now, as the lake level sits at 4,194.1 feet above sea level. This...


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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.'