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2006-04-19 03:39:21

BISTRET, Romania (Reuters) - Seven thousand Romanians were evacuated overnight after a dam on the Danube was breached, raising the danger the swollen river would submerge their low-lying villages. Officials said rescue teams were working round the clock to mend the dam.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.