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2008-06-21 12:00:12

By Kim Archer, Tulsa World, Okla. Jun. 21--Neglected swimming pools from which hordes of mosquitoes are spawned violate city code because they endanger public health, said Harold Adair, the neighborhood abatement coordinator for the city of Tulsa. "It is a nuisance violation. You can't maintain a pool of stagnant water," he said. As a health issue, the Tulsa City-County Health Department has joint jurisdiction with the city over such complaints, said John Baker, the agency's manager of...


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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.'