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2006-03-26 19:14:38

By Stuart Penson LONDON (Reuters) - The number of wind turbines dotted across Britain's landscape is set to surge over the next four years despite trouble getting planning permission, the wind power industry said on Monday. Onshore turbines capable of powering 3 million homes, or five percent of UK electricity supply, will be spinning by the end of the decade as the industry grows much faster than previously expected, the British Wind Energy Association (BWEA) said in its submission...

2005-07-18 15:49:22

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's ministry of defense has lifted a ban on several wind farm projects in southern Scotland after allaying fears that they could interfere with a seismic station monitoring a ban on nuclear tests. The ministry of defense (MOD) had blocked all wind farms planned within 80 km (50 miles) of the Eskdalemuir seismic array site which monitors the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. It agreed to lift the ban after a study by the University of Keele showed if turbines...


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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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