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2008-07-31 12:00:50

By Edward Mason, The Eagle-Tribune, North Andover, Mass. Jul. 31--BOSTON -- A standoff between state pension officials and the Methuen Retirement Board is over, as the city's retirement board narrowly agreed to succumb to state demands that it liquidate its $80 million investment portfolio.


Word of the Day
gammon
  • To play, gamble.
  • To impose upon; delude; trick; humbug; also, to joke; chaff.
  • A deceitful game or trick; trickery; humbug; nonsense.
The word 'gammon' in the sense of 'joke, trick' may come from 'backgammon'.
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