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Health News Archive - February 13, 2010

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily Black History Month feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14: DANIEL WILLIAMS Profile America for the 14th day of Black History Month. Dr.

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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