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2005-06-08 12:15:00

LONDON -- Is 40 really the new 30? Everyone is getting older but in many ways people today act younger than their parents did at the same age. Scientists have defined a new age concept and believe it could explain why populations are aging, but at the same time seem to be getting younger. Instead of measuring aging by how long people have lived so far, the scientists have factored in how many more years people can still look forward to. "Using that measure, the average person can get...


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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.'