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2014-06-04 12:26:23

50 State Screening Series & Digital Download Now Available to Commemorate 86th Anniversary Of The Discovery of first Antibiotic WASHINGTON, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Strep throat as a life-threatening illness? No more surgeries due to high risk of infections? As the 86(th) anniversary of the discovery of penicillin approaches, a new film explores how antibiotics, medicine's miracle drug, may soon be rendered useless and presents solutions to averting the...


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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