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for May 12
murderous adj
  1. Of, characterized by, or pertaining to murder or murderers.
  2. Of a person: intending or likely to commit murder; bloodthirsty, homicidal.
  3. (often figuratively) Of an object: used to commit murder; capable of causing death; deadly, fatal.
  4. (by extension) Very difficult.

  Dr. Buck Ruxton was hanged on this day in 1936 for the murders of his partner Isabella Kerr and the family housemaid Mary Jane Rogerson. The case is notable for the use of innovative forensic techniques to identify the victims, who had been mutilated and dismembered, and to prove they had been murdered in the Ruxton home.

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for May 27
sugarbag n
  1. (countable) A bag for holding sugar.
  2. (uncountable, Australia) Wild honey or honeycomb.

  Today is the start of National Reconciliation Week in Australia, which celebrates Indigenous culture and history, and seeks to foster reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.

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