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Latest Noorvik, Alaska Stories

2009-07-31 18:12:50

The U.S. Census Bureau suggests it plans to begin its head count next year in a remote Alaskan village with a population of 640 or so -- but who's counting? The Census Bureau let the name of Noorvik, an Inupiat Eskimo village on the Kobuk River, slip out Thursday in Anchorage, the Anchorage Daily News reported. While Deputy Regional Director Mike Burns said after the presentation the village is not necessarily the final selection, officials suggested during the presentation that it is. The...


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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.'