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2005-10-05 15:05:00

By Noel Randewich TAPACHULA, Mexico (Reuters) - Huge mudslides, flooding and torrential rains from Hurricane Stan have killed at least 117 people in Central American and southern Mexico, rescue workers said on Wednesday. Relentless rain pounded mountain villages and urban shanty towns across the impoverished region, and hillsides collapsed under the weight of four days of downpours. The death toll nearly doubled on Wednesday when rivers burst their banks in southern Mexico, and emergency...

2005-10-04 23:26:04

By Frank Jack Daniel VERACRUZ, Mexico (Reuters) - Hurricane Stan smacked into Mexico's Gulf coast on Tuesday, forcing evacuations and shutting down oil ports after killing at least 65 people in Central America. The storm came ashore 85 miles southeast of the city of Veracruz as a Category One hurricane with winds of nearly 80 mph, although it then weakened to a tropical storm. Small groups of Mexican Navy sailors were among the few who ventured onto the darkened streets of downtown...

2005-10-04 17:51:19

By Frank Jack Daniel VERACRUZ, Mexico (Reuters) - Hurricane Stan smacked into Mexico's Gulf coast on Tuesday, forcing evacuations and shutting down oil ports after killing at least 51 people in Central America. The storm came ashore 85 miles southeast of the city of Veracruz as a Category One hurricane with winds of nearly 80 mph (128 kph), although it then weakened to a tropical storm. Small groups of Mexican Navy sailors were among the few who ventured onto the darkened streets of...

2005-10-04 15:06:43

By Frank Jack Daniel VERACRUZ, Mexico (Reuters) - Hurricane Stan smacked into Mexico's Gulf coast on Tuesday, forcing evacuations and shutting down oil ports after killing at least 51 people in Central America. The storm came ashore 85 miles southeast of the city of Veracruz as a Category One hurricane with winds of nearly 80 mph (128 kph), although it then weakened to a tropical storm. "The weather is terrible, it's raining and windy. Some of the trees are falling down," hotel...

2005-10-04 15:05:00

VERACRUZ, Mexico -- Hurricane Stan smacked into Mexico's Gulf coast on Tuesday, forcing evacuations and shutting down oil ports after killing at least 51 people in Central America. The storm came ashore 85 miles southeast of the city of Veracruz as a Category One hurricane with winds of nearly 80 mph (128 kph), although it then weakened to a tropical storm. "The weather is terrible, it's raining and windy. Some of the trees are falling down," hotel worker Nabor Sandoval said from Veracruz, a...

2005-10-04 14:30:21

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Hurricane Stan smacked into Mexico's Gulf coast on Tuesday, forcing evacuations and shutting down oil ports after killing at least 46 people in Central America. The hurricane, a low-strength Category One on the Saffir-Simpson scale, came ashore 85 miles southeast of the city of Veracruz with winds of nearly 80 mph (128 kph). Later it weakened into a tropical storm. "The weather is terrible, it's raining and windy. Some of the trees are falling down," hotel...

2005-10-04 12:53:47

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Hurricane Stan smacked into Mexico's Gulf coast on Tuesday, knocking down trees and closing ports after unleashing floods, mudslides and high waves that killed at least 35 people in Central America. The hurricane, a mild Category One on the Saffir-Simpson scale, came ashore 85 miles southeast of the city of Veracruz with winds of nearly 80 mph (128 kph). "The weather is terrible, it's raining and windy. Some of the trees are falling down," hotel worker Nabor...

2005-10-03 18:51:59

By Luis Galdamez COLON, El Salvador (Reuters) - Torrential rains and mudslides killed at least 35 people in Central America as collapsing hillsides buried homes and rivers burst their banks, rescue workers said on Monday. El Salvador was hardest hit with at least 23 people killed when the heavy rains triggered mudslides in neighborhoods south and west of the capital in the early hours of the morning. Dozens of Salvadoran soldiers, rescue workers and volunteers pulled the bodies of...


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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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