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2008-03-04 15:00:49

By Jim McBride, Amarillo Globe-News, Texas Mar. 4--The Bureau of Land Management's crude helium enrichment unit north of Amarillo will be shut down for maintenance and component replacement through March 14. The temporary shutdown could potentially exacerbate a helium supply shortfall that began in 2006 because of spiraling worldwide demand. But BLM officials said they have coordinated the plant's shutdown with private refiners, who are prepared. "Doing this maintenance now is...


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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.'