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2012-07-12 07:05:59

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 3D printing has emerged as a crucial tool for designers and the DIY crowd. But some people believe it might just revive manufacturing, and hopefully jobs, in the U.S. A 3D printer deposits material in designated patterns, just like laser or ink-jet printers deposit ink on paper. But the new style printers deposit material - generally a polymer - that forms a three-dimensional object. Objects are built one layer at a time. Companies...


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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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