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2008-08-13 15:00:00

By AMY HUNT MILLIONS of passengers and hundreds of planes pass through Newcastle International Airport every year. But as well as holidaymakers and flight crew, the 184 hectare airport site has a number of other regular visitors. Great crested newts, bats and red squirrels are among the species found at the site near Ponteland, Northumberland. And bosses at the airport are working to protect and improve the site to attract more wildlife there. The airport has a well-established...


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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.'