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2006-05-13 13:55:48

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's High Court on Saturday ordered that five more people accused of fraud be held in jail as an investigation into whether they lied about the value of investments in postage stamps continued. The men are directors of Forum Filatelico, the second of two privately owned Madrid-based companies at the center of what could be the biggest fraud scandal in Spanish history, possibly running into billions of euros according to court documents. Both companies deny any...


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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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