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2008-08-04 15:00:37

By J. Ferguson, The Arizona Daily Sun, Flagstaff Aug. 1--The city of Flagstaff is close to accepting a $1.2 million grant from the Federal Aviation Administration to expand the secure hold area at Flagstaff Pulliam Airport. Roughly $1 million of the grant would go toward building a 2,900 square-foot addition to the existing airport's secure hold area. The expansion of the holding area would essentially allow the city to pre-board Horizon Air and Mesa Air passengers simultaneously....


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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