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2008-07-17 12:00:39

By Tim Krohn, The Free Press, Mankato, Minn. Jul. 17--CHASKA -- The final 15 miles of the Minnesota River are dramatically different than the other 300 miles. The lower Minnesota winds through 15 communities in four metropolitan counties, running next to the Twin Cities International Airport and Mall of America and filled with barges carrying Midwest grain to world markets. The area is under the jurisdiction of the Lower Minnesota River Watershed District, which works closely with the U....


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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.'