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2006-08-18 02:35:00

TOKYO (Reuters) - The current heat wave will continue in many areas of Japan for at least another week from Saturday, and then start cooling down, the official forecaster said on Friday. The Japan Meteorological Agency forecast that all regions will have hot weather next week similar to this week, with temperatures rising above 30 degrees Celsius (86 Fahrenheit). Temperatures will then ease in line with the seasonal average for August recorded from 1971 to 2000. The weather has been warmer...


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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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