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2007-11-09 18:00:30

By Philip Marcelo; Journal Staff Writer The committee that runs the Ponaganset schools says it's time to let Glocester administer its elementary schools. * * * GLOCESTER - The Foster-Glocester Regional School Committee has ordered the regional school district administration to relinquish control of the Glocester elementary schools because, some members say, that work has distracted the administration from its primary responsibility, the high school and middle school. The committee...


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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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