Sci-Fi & Gaming News Archive - July 31, 2005
Moviegoers shot down a costly action movie for the second consecutive weekend as the $100 million military film "Stealth" opened at No. 4 with sales of just $13.5 million, according to studio estimates issued on Sunday.
Word of the Day
- 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.'