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Latest Zasyadko coal mine Stories

2008-06-15 12:00:22

Coal extraction at the Zasyadko mine in Donetsk was banned on 14 June due to serious labour safety violations which threatened miners' lives, the private Ukrayina TV channel reported on 14 June, quoting the state committee of Ukraine for industrial safety, labour protection and mine supervision. The committee inspected the mine and sealed the coal extraction equipment, the channel said. The head of the mine's board, MP [of opposition Party of Regions] Yukhym Zvyahilskyy, threatened the...


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humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'