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Ophiuchus serpent bearer  Constellation
2004-10-19 04:45:44

Ophiuchus (serpent bearer) Constellation -- Location: Equatorial, visible in both Hemispheres; Coordinates: Right Ascension: 17h; Declination: 0; Source: Greek Mythology The constellation Ophiuchus seems to be a figure of a man entwined with two snakes, one in each hand. The constellation is an ancient one, but most often associated with Asclepius, the son of Apollo and Coronis....

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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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