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2010-08-24 06:40:00

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pacific Heart, Lung & Blood Institute ("PHLBI"), a non-profit medical research institute focusing on the treatment and prevention of malignant pleural mesothelioma, is proud to announce the launch of its new website: http://www.phlbi.org. With substantial contributions from PHLBI's Scientific Advisor, renowned cardiothoracic surgeon and surgical oncologist Dr. Robert Cameron, phlbi.org is a unique resource where patients, caregivers and...


Word of the Day
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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