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2009-06-10 15:24:37

Firefighters said a blaze at a small Florida home got more complicated when Africanized bees swarmed the house. St. Petersburg Fire Department Lt. Joel Granata said the blaze started with a gas water heater on the back porch of Robert Porter's house at about 9:38 a.m. Firefighters arriving to douse the flames were met by what a beekeeper estimated to be 40,000 Africanized bees swarming the front door and walls, the Tampa (Fla.) Tribune reported Wednesday. Granata said another hazard was...


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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.'