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2005-06-17 06:19:35

BAUXITE, Ark. (AP) -- Hiking in the Ouachita Mountains one day, retired mechanic John Pelton's eye caught a pink flower that he hadn't noticed before. The man with a passion for plant life couldn't figure out just what kind of flower he had found in Saline County. He contacted Theo Witsell, a botanist with the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission, who couldn't find the plant in any books or on any Web sites. Witsell spent years classifying the plant and will officially unveil it as a new...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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