Science News Archive - September 07, 2004

WASHINGTON, Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Anheuser-Busch and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation announced today the winners of the fourth annual Budweiser Conservation Scholarship Program.

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.'