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2009-08-26 17:00:00

A 61-year-old Washington state man says he accidentally shot himself in the leg while chasing an opossum that had been terrorizing his chickens. Larry Tenbrink, 61, of Mount Vernon said his chickens began disappearing months ago and he would always find signs of a struggle in the morning. But he never spotted the thief, a cat-sized opossum, until Sunday night, the Skagit Valley (Wash.) Herald reported Wednesday. Tenbrink said he heard his chickens, which he keeps as a hobby, carrying on about...


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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