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2005-07-08 11:54:51

By Anthony Boadle HAVANA (Reuters) - Hurricane Dennis gathered strength with extremely dangerous 150-mph (240-kph) winds as it bore down on central Cuba on Friday and was on track for the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, where oil companies began evacuating workers from rigs. Forecasters at the U.S. National Hurricane Center said the eye of Dennis would hit Cuba on Friday afternoon and head into the eastern Gulf early on Saturday. Dennis is the strongest Atlantic hurricane to form this early in the...

2005-07-08 08:27:20

By Anthony Boadle HAVANA (Reuters) - Hurricane Dennis, an extremely dangerous storm with 135-mph (215-kph) winds, churned toward central Cuba on Friday on track for the Florida Panhandle after causing deadly floods in Haiti and mudslides in Jamaica. Forecasters at the U.S. National Hurricane Center said the eye of Dennis would hit Cuba later on Friday and head into the Gulf of Mexico, where U.S. oil companies prepared for a possible threat to oil and gas rigs. Hurricane winds and heavy...

2005-07-07 20:33:07

By Horace Helps KINGSTON, Jamaica (Reuters) - Hurricane Dennis triggered deadly flooding in Haiti, sent mudslides down the mountains of Jamaica and strengthened into a major storm with 130-mph (210-kph) winds as it approached Cuba on Thursday. Forecasters at the U.S. National Hurricane Center said Dennis would hit Cuba on Friday and head into the Gulf of Mexico, where U.S. oil companies prepared for a possible threat to oil and gas rigs. Cuba evacuated 200,000 people from low-lying areas,...

2005-07-07 17:20:06

By Horace Helps KINGSTON, Jamaica (Reuters) - Hurricane Dennis lashed Haiti and Jamaica with flooding rain and strengthened into a major storm with 115-mph (185-kph) winds as it approached Cuba on Thursday. Forecasters at the U.S. National Hurricane Center said Dennis would hit Cuba on Friday and head into the Gulf of Mexico, where U.S. oil companies prepared for another possible strike on oil and gas rigs. It was expected to brush past the Florida Keys on Saturday and slam ashore on...

2005-07-07 09:51:56

By Horace Helps KINGSTON, Jamaica (Reuters) - Hurricane Dennis soaked southwestern Haiti and took aim at Jamaica with 105 mph (170 kph) winds on Thursday as U.S. oil companies readied for another possible storm strike on oil and gas rigs in the Gulf of Mexico. About 3,000 people in Jamaica moved to storm shelters, most from the village of Portland Cottage in south-central Jamaica, which was battered by Hurricane Ivan last September. Dennis' fringes had already reached the mountainous...

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2005-03-29 07:35:13

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- New measurements of Hurricane Ivan's erosion of beaches, dunes and barrier islands along the Gulf of Mexico underscore how vulnerable the American shoreline is to such storms, a U.S. Geological Survey oceanographer says. Ivan's center made landfall Sept. 16 at Gulf Shores, Ala., with 115 mph wind and a storm surge estimated at 10 to 13 feet high. Ivan washed away as much as 164 feet of beach in places, according to Abby Sallenger, an oceanographer for the Geological...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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