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2008-09-01 18:00:19

Text of report by state-owned Namibian newspaper New Era website on 1 September [Report by Charles Tjatindi: "Mining Puts Water Supply in Tight Squeeze"] WALVIS BAY While Namibia largely benefits from uranium and other mining, these economic activities put a strain on the country's supply of vital services such as water. In a presentation given recently by one of the country's foremost experts on water issues Piet Heyns, it came to light that the imminent development of uranium mines...


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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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