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2011-03-30 10:30:00

HAMPTON, Va., March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Christopher R. Fuller, the Roanoke Electric Steel Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Tech, is the newly appointed Samuel P. Langley Professor of Engineering at the National Institute of Aerospace (NIA). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The Langley Professorship, which is funded by NASA's Langley Research Center also in Hampton, is dedicated to a Virginia Tech faculty member who works at the...


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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.'