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Melocactus intortus Mill Urb Turks cap
2012-06-15 04:12:36

Symbol: MEIN7 Group: Dicot Family: Cactaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Subshrub Shrub Native Status: PR    N VI    N Synonyms:   CAIN36 Cactus intortus Mill. Distribution: Melocactusintortus(Mill.) Urb. distribution:USA+(PR, VI) Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta –...

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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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