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2005-07-12 00:51:29

HAVANA (Reuters) - Hurricane Dennis left 16 people dead and $1.4 billion in damages in Cuba when it roared through the island last week flattening houses and downing trees and powerlines, Cuban president Fidel Castro said on Monday. "In total, 16 people died," Castro said in a seven-hour national television broadcast on the impact of the storm. The new death toll raised to 38 the number of people killed by the hurricane's rampage through the Caribbean before slamming the U.S. Gulf Coast....


Word of the Day
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.'