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2010-03-06 09:55:00

Known as rogue or freak waves, these towering walls of water are simply called monsters of the sea by some people. No matter what they are called, these oversized swells can appear suddenly on the open water and can be large enough to overwhelm even the biggest of ships, according to experts. These rogue waves are believed to be what caused havoc on the cruise ship Louis Majesty this past Wednesday off the Mediterranean coast of Spain. Though not confirmed, three 26-foot waves...


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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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