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(16 Aug. 2010) --- NASA astronaut Doug Wheelock, Expedition 24 flight engineer, enters the Quest airlock of the International Space Station as the session of extravehicular activity (EVA) draws to a close. During the...
Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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