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2009-06-26 12:20:00

A California-based Web site has ranked the Top Five Leaning Buildings and Monuments Not in Pisa, including a German church and an Estonian museum. VirtualTourist.com said while Italy's leaning tower of Pisa may be the most famous of off-kilter buildings, it is certainly not alone in the category. Germany's Oberkirche church in the town of Bad Frankenhausen is believed to lean two extra inches each year, giving it an even greater slant than Pisa. Meanwhile, Estonia's Tartu Art Museum bears a...


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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