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2005-06-30 11:24:10

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudanese authorities on Thursdayreleased prominent Islamist Hassan Turabi, detained last yearon suspicion of plotting a coup, in a step towardreconciliation among Khartoum's political elite. Hundreds of supporters shouting "God is great" welcomedTurabi, a former ally of President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, tohis Popular Congress party headquarters in the Sudanesecapital. Bashir said in a speech on Thursday that his government haddecided to release all political prisoners...


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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.'