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2006-12-11 12:00:54

By Sherry Youngquist, Winston-Salem Journal, N.C. Dec. 9--JEFFERSON -- They're fast and they're strong. They can run 40 mph and clear a 6-foot fence if they want to. And at Robert and Debbie Poe's farm on U.S. 221 near Jefferson, the buffaloes also attract a lot of attention. A few years ago, the Poes began dreaming about putting a pasture in front of their house. They liked the idea of looking out their window to see animals grazing. But they wanted something that would capture...


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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