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2010-11-26 08:05:00

A Soyuz spacecraft carrying a Russian cosmonaut and a pair of American astronauts safely touched down near the town of Arkalyk, Kazakhstan late Thursday evening. The three-person crew--Fyodor Yurchikhin of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) and Doug Wheelock and Shannon Walker of NASA--landed at 11:46pm EST (10:46am on Friday, in local time) following a five-month stay on board the International Space Station (ISS). With Yurchikhin at the helm, the trio departed from the ISS at...


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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