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  • proper n. A river whose source in the Blackdown Hills, Somerset, and which flows into Lyme Bay in English Channel.


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  • As our Twin Otter aircraft – the same aircraft that I semi-frequently and coincidentally used while living in the Canadian High Arctic – lumbered northeast of Kathmandu, over countless terraced hills, forests, and small mountains, the runway appeared out of nowhere; a sphincter-tightening band of pavement on the top of a steep hillside.

    Exploring Kathmandu » Dave Brosha Photography

  • In the movie "Animal House," the fraternity brother known as Otter reacts to the Delta House's closure with the classic line, "I think that this situation absolutely requires a really futile and stupid gesture be done on somebody's part."

    The Delta House Congress

  • When deHavilland built the Twin Otter and the four-engine Dash 7, Wardair was the first to operate them in Canada.

    Deregulation and the Airline Industry

  • Setting the pace for that growth, the report added, was De Havilland Aircraft of Canada, which with its new Dash 8 commuter airline program complementing its Dash 7 and Twin Otter short takeoff and landing aircraft would add 3,000 people to its present workforce of 5,000.

    Canada's Role in World-Wide Aerospace

  • Turtle and her daughter were then living in Otter's lodge; and Otter's daughters, as Indian custom bade, called Corn Sucker their elder sister.

    Buffalo Bird Woman's Garden

  • Will the first-term Otter ever be able to ask for a big initiative again? News Updates

  • DHC-3T, knicknamed the "Otter" - involved in Sen. Stevens 'crash.

    The LLama Butchers

  • As we taxied towards the terminal, past Yeti Airline’s Twin Otter aircraft (which will carry us to Lukla on Monday) and Nepalese Air Force carcasses, we approached a building that looked like my interpretation of a 1960s mental institution: Dull brick, pathways overgrown with weeds, and flickering, dim lights inside.

    Arriving In Nepal » Dave Brosha Photography

  • To paraphrase Otter in Animal House, we screwed up.

    Don McNay: America's Hangover From the Bailout Party

  • The Otter was a British sloop that would engage in battle in the first week of May.

    History of American Women


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