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2008-06-21 09:00:25

By Chris Fay A DEVELOPER hoping to build one of the region's most ecofriendly housing estates was refused planning permission, yesterday. Yuill Homes applied to build up to 400 homes in Newton Aycliffe, between Greenfield Way, Middridge Road and the Cobblers Hall estate. Eldon Whins was planned with "residential clusters" and landscaped drainage connecting to a pond to create a "sustainable urban drainage area". Yuill said the development would help bridge the affordability gap and...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'