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2006-07-16 15:32:35

By Steve Barnes LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (Reuters) - Arkansas Lt. Gov. Win Rockefeller, 57, a great-grandson of Standard Oil founder John D. Rockefeller, died on Sunday of complications relating to a blood disorder, a spokesman said in a statement. Rockefeller, a wealthy Republican, was nearing the end of his second four-year term as lieutenant governor. He was diagnosed with myeloproliferative disorder last year, prompting him to end his campaign for governor. Rockefeller was...


Word of the Day
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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