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2012-05-01 23:01:03

A series of Five-Star villas will be announced each week by the Award Winning Travel Service with an emphasis on Classic Villas in Europe. This week the spotlight shines on the Amalfi Coast of Italy and the Arcachon Bay on the French Atlantic Coast Newport Beach, CA (PRWEB) May 01, 2012 Private Trade Winds is actively revamping its portfolio by hand-selecting villas that appeal to those seeking a culturally rich and diverse travel experience. Last week the company surprised its clients...

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2009-04-27 05:55:00

Climate change is now threatening France's Aquitaine coast, which stretches north from the Spanish border to the Gironde River, causing erosion that is endangering coastal communities. In 2006 the European LIFE program identified 13 coastal communities as hotspots for erosion. "There is a lack of sand on the beaches, because of a period of warming -- climate change," says Cyril Mallet, of the French geology and mining research agency BRGM. Climate change means more erosion for the area,...


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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