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2010-10-11 09:00:00

RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The recent flooding that resulted from the remnants of Tropical Storm Nicole have risked homes and businesses in Eastern North Carolina, bringing record rainfall in several areas. Along the North Carolina Railroad (NCRR), flooding impacted freight movement as well due to a number of washouts on the track. But, within 36 hours trains were rolling again, moving commerce on the 317-mile railroad which runs from Charlotte to Morehead City. Washouts...

2008-08-10 00:00:17

By JOY LO DICO Parties Channel 4 chairman Luke Johnson looked pensive as he stood on the balcony of Somerset House. The venue was hosting Film4's Summer Screen season, and the opening, pre-film VIP bash - to be followed by the premiere screening of Hellboy II - threatened to be a washout as storm clouds loomed. The unsettled weather was echoed by the mood of the ever- immaculate Peter York, as the style guru barrelled in early, only to be baffled that he didn't seem to know anyone;...


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drawcansir
  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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