Miscellany: Big Words

In Paris a chemist went insane, smashed his laboratory, hurled into the street test tubes filled with billions of deadly microbes.* At Bayonne, France, during a bull fight a bovine tossed his head, knocked a sword out of a matador's hand and into the grandstand, where it pierced the heart of a wealthy Cu ban spectator, who died. Near Philadelphia the Baldwin Locomotive Works established a world's record by turning out locomotives† at the rate of one per hour for 31 consecutive hours.

In Scandinavia was held a long-word competition of words in...

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