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  • n. Any injurious locust or grasshopper: so called in Spanish America and, to some extent, in the southwestern United States.

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  • The Spanish translation of David Foster Wallace's penultimate book*, "Hablemos de Langostas" (Consider the Lobster), was published a week before his death.

    * A revision of his 2000 essay on John McCain was issued in book form, also during the first week of September 2008.

    November 20, 2008