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2006-07-27 08:30:00

By Deborah Zabarenko WASHINGTON -- Rush hour in Washington brings the slugs out into the light. Each workday, members of a unique breed of commuters known as "slugs" line up, sometimes at regular bus stops, sometimes at special areas. Chatting quietly, they wait for strangers to pick them up and drive them to the office, or home at the end of the day. The slugs constitute a decades-old system of casual car-pooling that moves thousands of workers from the suburbs to the city, with no money...


Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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