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2008-10-01 03:00:22

Starting in the 1930s, a small, experimental college on the dense wood slopes of North Carolina's western mountains left an outsized mark on American art and culture. Black Mountain College's model of holistic learning and communal work was ahead of its time - it helped train a generation of artists and artisans, from poets to painters. Maybe too far ahead of its time, as the college closed more than 50 years ago in dire financial straits, after multiple faculty conflicts. But the school is...


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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.'