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2007-07-03 06:17:33

By Bill Teeter, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas Jul. 3--GRAPEVINE -- There's been so much rain that even boaters are being inconvenienced. At Lake Grapevine, every boat ramp is closed because of high water. And campsites have been shut down. Lake Worth was off-limits to boaters and swimmers Monday because of high water and floating debris. At other area lakes, officials report no problems. But many agree it's been an interesting summer. "We found a [ceramic] lamp floating in...


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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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