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2008-07-23 00:00:27

SEATTLE _ Robert Soloway abdicated his throne as king of Internet spammers Tuesday when he apologized in court for being a "nuisance" to tens of millions of computer users before being sentenced to 47 months in prison and ordered to forfeit more than $708,000. U.S. District Judge Marsha Pechman told the 28-year-old Soloway that he was being made an example of _ but not to the extent federal prosecutors had sought. His sentence was less than half of the nine-year sentence the government had...


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call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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