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2008-08-06 03:00:41

By Andy Mead, The Lexington Herald-Leader, Ky. Aug. 6--PLEASANT HILL -- When people gather here to talk about mining, it's usually coal mining. This week, the discussion is out of this world. The 18 people attending the "Asteroid Mining 'X' Seminar" at Shaker Village are discussing extracting natural resources from the thousands of little planet-ettes found in our solar system. No kidding. Getting to an asteroid, mining it, and getting back, would be the (relatively) easy part, the...


Word of the Day
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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