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2005-08-10 19:56:51

SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - A truck loaded with 38,000 pounds of explosives tipped over on a steep canyon road, caught fire and exploded on Wednesday, injuring nine people and blasting an enormous crater in the road. According to the Utah Highway Patrol the truck had just left an explosives manufacturing plant at the mouth of Spanish Fork Canyon along Highway 6 when it was involved in a traffic accident and rolled over. The truck burned for about fifteen minutes and then detonated with...


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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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