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2008-08-11 18:00:36

By Alan McEwen Tents packed out for popular Meadows event THOUSANDS of people braved mud and rain at The Meadows to enjoy the Fringe Sunday extravaganza. More than 150 acts were on the bill in tents and outdoor stages at yesterday's event, including comics, bands, actors, dancers and street performers. More than 100,000 attended the event, organisers said today, which they described as their way of saying "thank you" to the city's residents. Children and adults were given free...

2008-07-28 06:00:45

Tread Lightly, a non-profit organization striving to enhance the outdoors experience for everyone, suggests 10 ways outdoors-types can be more environmentally sensitive, especially when camping on public land. This is, perhaps, more applicable to backpacking, but it is always useful. Use existing campsites, camp on durable surfaces and erect tents on a non-vegetated area. NO trenches around tents. Camp at least 200 feet from water, trails, and other campsites. If you carry it in, carry...

2008-07-26 09:00:30

By Roger Cox MOST SUMMER MUSIC festivals make bold claims about their eco- credentials, but none comes close to Big Tent in terms of actively trying to make a difference. The line-up has something for everyone, from the mellifluous musings of King Creosote (pictured) to the raw energy of the Peatbog Faeries, - and getting comic Phil Kay as compere was genius. It's in its non-music events, though, that Big Tent marks itself out as a festival with an agenda. There will be talks and...

2008-07-17 15:00:36

By DIANA GRAETTINGER; OF THE NEWS STAFF GRAND LAKE STREAM - Good food and music are among the highlights of the 14th annual Grand Lake Stream Folk Art Festival. The festival, opening at 10 a.m., will be July 26-27. Come early and stay the day, organizer Bill Shamel said Wednesday. There will be artists and artisans, food, music and exhibits where you can learn something. Organizers of the festival have held the line on cost. Admission is $5 for one day, $8 for both, the same as last...

2008-07-09 00:00:00

By Susie Weldons.weldon@bepp.co.uk After the fun comes the clean-up. The revellers may have left Glastonbury on Monday, but 600 people are still on site cleaning up - and they will be there for at least three weeks. It will probably be another six weeks before cows can return to the land, according to Glastonbury spokesman John Shearlaw. "It's a truly wonderful thing watching Glastonbury return to being a farm but you can't do it overnight - the festival is a city the size of Oxford...

2008-06-30 09:03:02

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) -- A 5-year-old was killed when strong winds blew over a row of tents at an Alabama air show during storms that stretched across the South on Sunday while severe weather caused airport delays in the East, officials said. The winds that toppled the tents and canceled the air show in Huntsville came during an isolated strong thunderstorm that developed just west of the airport with gusts of 48 mph, said Tim Troutman of the National Weather Service. Witnesses told The...

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2007-06-18 21:00:00

By PAUL FOY AMERICAN FORK, Utah - An 11-year-old boy was dragged screaming from his family's tent and killed by a black bear during a Father's Day outing in the Utah wilderness. The boy, his mother, stepfather and a 6-year-old brother were sleeping in a large tent Sunday night in American Fork Canyon, about 30 miles southeast of Salt Lake City, when the stepfather heard the boy scream "something's dragging me." The boy and his sleeping bag were gone. The cut in the nylon tent was so clean,...

2006-07-21 10:06:06

By James Mackenzie PARIS (Reuters) - French authorities are trying to clear Paris of hundreds of tents housing homeless people just as the annual "Paris Plages" event turns the banks of the Seine into an artificial beach. Small clusters of tents, many provided by the humanitarian organization Medecins du Monde, have become a common sight in parks and squares in the French capital with many set up near tourist areas including along the Seine. "It's really been much better since we've...

2006-07-20 08:31:46

PANGANDARAN, Indonesia (Reuters) - Clothes, infant food and permanent shelters are among the most pressing needs for refugees in a camp in the hills above this tsunami-hit Indonesian beach town, survivors said. Sanitation is also an issue since the tents on a football field above Pangandaran town have no field toilets yet, although there are medical supplies and simple meals of instant noodles or rice. A string of camps dotted around the hills above the beach resort are now home to...

2006-01-15 04:15:25

By Abu Arqam Naqash MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - Rain and snow grounded relief flights and triggered several landslides in Pakistan's earthquake zone on Sunday, cutting off some remote villages and towns, officials said. On Saturday, the Meteorological Department said moderate and at times heavy snow was expected over the next four to five days and could be expected to disrupt the international relief effort underway since the October 8 quake killed more than 73,000 people....


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reremouse
  • A bat.
The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.
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