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Entertainment News Archive - June 17, 2006

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - The 9th Shanghai International Film Festival opened on Saturday, drawing Hollywood stars to China's financial capital as the country's cultural life begins to catch up with its economic boom.

By Adrian Croft LONDON (Reuters) - As a young Beatle, Paul McCartney wondered what it would be like to be 64. On Sunday he will know.

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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