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Popularity Of 1940 Census Bogs Down Website
2012-04-04 04:40:18

Millions of people who tried accessing the 1940 Census records on Monday were unable to because the popularity of the information weighed down its servers too much. The National Archives and Records Administration said that in the first three hours of launching the Census, it had 22.5 million hits on the site. "We're a victim of our own success," National Archives and Records Administration spokeswoman Susan Cooper told the Los Angeles Times. CBS News reported that those users who...


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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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