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2014-06-17 12:25:19

******PUBLICATION ADVISORY****** WASHINGTON, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics has released Seasonal Patterns in Criminal Victimization Trends, which uses data from the National Crime Victimization Survey to examine the seasonal patterns in violent and property crime victimization in the United States from 1993 to 2010. Seasonal patterns are periodic fluctuations in the victimization rates that tend to occur at the...


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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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