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2008-07-23 12:00:54

By Eric Clark, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Jul. 23--IOWA CITY -- Good thing it was The Apples in Stereo playing into the wee hours Tuesday morning at The Picador. A less effervescent band might have put the Monday night party crowd to sleep. Hitting the stage after midnight following three opening bands (including up-and-coming Ames indie-poppers Poison Control Center), the Denver-based Apples in Stereo bounced through a 75-minute set of bright and sunny powerpop, the kind of...


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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.'