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2006-03-20 06:45:00

By David Crisafulli INNISFAIL, Australia -- One of the most powerful cyclones to hit Australia in decades lashed the northern city of Cairns on Monday with winds of up to 290 kph (180 mph), ripping roofs off houses, uprooting trees and flattening crops. There were no reports of deaths by late Monday but authorities said about 30 people had received minor injuries. The eye of Cyclone Larry crossed the coast just south of Cairns, the sugar-growing town of Innisfail taking the...

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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.