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2009-05-19 22:26:19

Take extra care that burns do not mar Memorial Day weekend barbecues, a U.S. doctor warns. Dr. Roger Yurt, director of the Hearst Burn Center of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, recommends not starting up a propane grill before checking it out first and inspecting the propane tank and hoses for leaks, dents, cracks or corrosion. Remember to always light the match before turning on the propane gas, Yurt advises in a statement. Those using a charcoal grill need to...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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