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2005-07-14 06:27:21

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Two South African commuter trains collided at a station in Soweto outside Johannesburg, injuring 162 people, officials said on Thursday. Metrorail spokeswoman Thandi Mlangeni said the collision occurred on Wednesday evening at Soweto's Merafe station, where one train had apparently stalled at the platform during a local power outage. "A second train collided with the stationary one ... we had 162 people injured and we transferred them to hospital, four with serious...


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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.'