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2006-03-31 21:50:00

JAKARTA (Reuters) - An earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale struck off the eastern Indonesian island of Talaud early on Saturday, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage, an Indonesian official said. The quake's epicenter was in the sea 42 km (26 miles) west of Talaud and at a depth of 33 km, staff official Lukito of the Jakarta earthquake center told Reuters. Talaud is between Sulawesi, one of Indonesia's major islands, and Mindanao in the Philippines, and lies...


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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.'