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2008-11-12 15:00:23

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Energy innovation and a strong commitment to the community represent key traits shared by the 2008 Duke Energy Power Partner Award winners. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20040414/DUKEENERGYLOGO ) This year's award winners achieved production goals, greater energy efficiency and contributed to the region's economic development. Created in 1993, the Duke Energy Power Partner Awards recognize commercial and industrial...


Word of the Day
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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