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Business News Archive - April 04, 2007

DAN HODGES, son of actress and Labour politician Glenda Jackson, has become Head of News at Transport for London. "I'm looking forward to starting work and getting a desk," he tells me. "I am praying that my mum signed off some reasonable pay deals before she resigned as Minister for Transport.

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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