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2011-06-28 06:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Barnes Foundation today announced that its capital campaign has passed $200 million. In addition to exceeding its original fundraising target the Barnes reports extraordinary growth in its membership from 400 in July 2009 to more than 10,000 today. This 2500 percent increase, which continues to grow, places the Barnes membership program among the largest of similar institutions. "We are deeply grateful to the many donors whose...


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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