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2005-12-29 18:22:13

CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuela said on Thursday it had found a capsule of highly radioactive material that was aboard a truck stolen 10 days ago. Officials had warned of a potential radioactive hazard after thieves seized the truck carrying the capsule in its lunchbox-sized protective container. It was the third incident involving such devices this year. "The radioactive capsule was found in Yaritagua in Yaracuy State thanks to the intelligence work of the National Guard,"...

2005-11-06 21:50:25

CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - Two tankers collided on Venezuela's western Lake Maracaibo on Sunday, but authorities expected key oil shipping lanes to be unaffected by the accident, a port official said. Local port official Capt. Oscar Ramirez told Globovision television that one of the vessels was being moved from the lake and he said he expected shipping to be clear by Monday morning when operations restarted. Ramirez did not provide any details about any spillage from the...

2005-08-16 07:54:23

By Patrick Markey CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - A West Caribbean Airways airliner traveling from Panama with 152 passengers and crew crashed on Tuesday in a mountainous region near Venezuela's border with Colombia after suffering engine failure, Venezuelan authorities said. "We believe it is going to be difficult for there to be survivors," Interior Minister Jesse Chacon said. Venezuelan troops were searching for survivors from the Colombian airline's MD-80 aircraft that was en...


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maffling
  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
The word 'maffle' may come from a Dutch word meaning 'to move the jaws' or a French word meaning 'having large cheeks'.