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2008-10-05 12:00:04

The father of a measurement known as the "Smoot" returned Saturday to be honored at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Cambridge school where he and his fraternity brothers invented it 50 years ago.


Word of the Day
swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.