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2008-09-22 00:00:27

Author David Cortwright will discuss Mahatma Gandhi and his ideals during a lecture at 8 p.m. Oct. 2 at the University of Pittsburgh's Heinz Chapel. Cortwright, president of the Fourth Freedom Foundation Forum, is a research fellow at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame. He has written "Gandhi and Beyond: Nonviolence in an Age of Terrorism." A candlelight vigil and interfaith prayers and music will begin at 7 p.m. outside Heinz Chapel...


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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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