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2009-07-19 23:12:41

Residents of California between Oceanside and Escondido have a problem with a new train horn, a spokeswoman for the North County Transit District said. We're getting a lot of push-back from the community, Sarah Benson said. The light-rail system known as The Sprinter is ready for its fourth set of horns. The first was too loud, the second wore out and the third is both too loud and too long, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported Sunday. U.S. and California regulations require trains to sound...


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mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.