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2008-06-21 21:00:08

By THE CANADIAN PRESS PANGNIRTUNG, Nunavut - Officials in a remote Baffin Island community said Saturday conditions appear to have stabilized after a flash flood looked as though it might wash the community away from underneath. Ron Mongeau, administrator for the town of Pangnirtung, Nunavut, said core sampling done Friday showed water from the swollen Duvall River is no longer eroding away at the ground under homes near the town's edge. "We went down about 55 feet and we saw what we...


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humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'