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2007-12-19 18:00:34

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., Dec. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Joseph Corriveau was recently appointed Director of Research and Technology for the Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC). With this appointment, Dr. Corriveau will enter the Senior Executive Service (SES). Members of the SES serve in key positions just below top Presidential appointees and are the major link between the appointees and the federal work force. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071219/NEW083LOGO )...


Word of the Day
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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