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2005-07-24 12:45:09

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany plans to introduce a ban on flights by private planes over central Berlin after a small aircraft crashed on Friday near the Reichstag parliament building and Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder's office. "We will introduce a no-fly zone for recreational planes over the government quarter," German Transport Minister Manfred Stolpe told a news conference on Sunday. "This will prevent hobby pilots and private planes from flying over the area near the Reichstag and the...


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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