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2009-04-24 15:13:43

Iraqi's oil minister is visiting Tehran for three days of talks on how the neighboring countries can develop oil fields that lie under both countries. The talks between Oil Minister Hussein Shahristani and his Iranian counterparts will focus on areas of bilateral exploration and development of shared oil fields and joint investment in refineries, Azzaman reported Friday. Shahristani is also seeking cooperation with Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, with which it alos shares oil fields, in part to...


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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