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2009-06-16 08:55:00

Team investigates the climate of Planet Earth 440 million years ago Geologists at the University of Leicester have shown that an ancient Ice Age, once regarded as a brief "Ëœblip', in fact lasted for 30 million years. They have published their findings and are due to discuss them at a public lecture at the University on Wednesday June 17. Their research suggests that during this ancient Ice Age, global warming was curbed through the burial of organic carbon that eventually lead to...


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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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