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2005-07-26 19:41:38

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Italy's U.N. ambassador on Tuesday said seekers of U.N. Security Council seats were engaging in blackmail and financial threats to win support for their resolution to enlarge the 15-member body. In a speech to the U.N. General Assembly, Ambassador Marcello Spatafora accused Germany, Japan, India and Brazil, aspirants for permanent council seats known as the Group of Four, or G-4, of "blackmailing some sector of the membership." He referred to...


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mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.