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2008-06-16 15:00:20

By THE CANADIAN PRESS RED DEER, Alta. - Emergency crews are working to clean up a leak from an oil pipeline that has left an oily sheen on the Red Deer River in central Alberta. The leak was discovered about 10:30 last night in a section of pipe underneath the river. The leak has now been stopped, but not before between 75 and 125 barrels of oil escaped. An oily sheen has been spotted on Glennifer Lake, a popular resort and boating lake about 33 kilometres downstream. Alberta...


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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.'