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2011-03-09 18:20:00

NEW YORK, March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Richard Rose, a New York City-based journalist and investigative reporter, has drawn upon decades of working at the most top-secret military facilities in the world and written his debut novel, Release the Butterfly, based on plausible events. Inspired by the most cutting-edge technology, including particle accelerator colliders, that he was able to witness first-hand as a reporter, Rose envisions a world in which tension between the United States...


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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