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2008-12-11 14:48:28

The Nebraska Humane Society is offering good citizen classes for pit bulls to allow owners to comply with Omaha's new muzzle law. The Omaha ordinance, which takes effect in January, requires all pit bulls in the city to be muzzled in public unless they pass a canine good citizen test, KETV in Omaha, reported Thursday. They have to be able to put up with distractions, loud noise, somebody running and they have to be allowed to walk on a loose leash, trainer Cathy Guinane said of the good...


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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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