Definition: (adjective) Poorly done.
Synonyms: botchy, butcherly.
Usage: I am afraid that what was first done was unskillful, if not worse than useless.
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One of the deadliest train crashes in US history took place during a strike of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, some of whose members operated elevated trains for the Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company (BRT). To keep service running, the BRT brought in inexperienced motormen to replace the striking workers. That evening, a five-car train derailed in the Malbone Street tunnel after negotiating a curve too quickly, killing 93. How many hours of training had the train’s operator received? Discuss
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Antigua and Barbuda became officially independent from England in 1981. Antigua had been settled by English people as early as 1632. It did not gain self-rule until 1967. This small state also observes the first Monday and Tuesday in August as a legal holiday known as Antigua Carnival, during which a festival celebrates the islanders’ cultural heritage. Discuss
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Lowry was an English painter noted for his bleak northern industrial scenes, often featuring primitive figures that he called “matchstick men.” He also appears to hold the record for the most honors declined. He twice declined appointment to the Order of the British Empire—as an officer in 1955 and as a commander in 1961—and turned down a knighthood in 1968 and appointments to the Order of the Companions of Honour in 1972 and 1976. Which of his controversial works were exhibited after his death? Discuss
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bale – A package of merchandise. More…
avoirdupois weight, Imperial weight – Avoirdupois or Imperial weight is commonly used to measure food, people, and merchandise. More…
emporeutic – Means pertaining to merchandise or to trade. More…
merchant, merchandise – Merchant and merchandise come from Latin mercari, "to trade." More…
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