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2005-11-01 12:25:21

By Richard Satran NEW YORK (Reuters) - Four of New York's best-known restaurants won the top "three-star" rating from France's Michelin on Tuesday, the first time the prestigious ranking has been given outside Europe. Le Bernardin, Per Se, Alain Ducasse and Jean-Georges were cited as "an exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey." The guide maker decided to publish its first North American guide in New York this year "because of the city's reputation as one of the world's leading...


Word of the Day
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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