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2008-07-14 18:00:32

By BETH REESE CRAVEY Well-wishers kept telling John Westmoreland he was not sufficiently excited. When state grades were announced Tuesday, the school where he serves as principal, Ridgeview High, earned an A from students' 2008 scores on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test, improving two grade levels from a C in 2007. The gravity of the accomplishment just took a while to sink in, he said. "I was really surprised. I thought maybe if we're lucky we'd get a B," he said. "It didn't...


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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.'