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2010-09-16 10:38:00

Minnesota, Montana, Vermont, Alaska, Utah, Washington Ranked as Top States Columbus, OH; Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN; Portland, OR; Seattle, WA; and St. Louis, MO Lead among Metro Areas WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While facing many challenges, Americans are stepping forward to participate in civic life to solve problems and strengthen their communities, according to Civic Life in America: Key Findings on the Civic Health of the Nation released today by the Corporation...


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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.'