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2008-07-21 08:44:54

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (NASDAQ: GMCR) has once again joined a nationwide effort to keep America's waterways clean. As a sponsor of the National River Cleanup 2008, the Company will give employees paid time off to clean a section of Vermont's Winooski River from July 28 through August 1, 2008. Company volunteers will pick up litter in and around the Winooski, from above the Middlesex Dam to Waterbury. They will use canoes donated by Umiak Outdoor Outfitters in Stowe to reach...


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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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