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Virus Vial Goes Missing From Texas Lab, Most Likely Destroyed
2013-03-25 06:00:08

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A vial containing a potentially deadly strain of virus has disappeared from a secure laboratory at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston, various media outlets reported on Sunday. According to Click2Houston.com, the virus, which was contained in a locked freezer at UTMB´s Galveston National Laboratory, contained less than one-fourth of a teaspoon of a virus known as Guanarito — a virus native only...


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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.'