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2008-10-07 15:15:00

Officials of a U.S. nonprofit group are calling for the government to stop distributing hot dogs to children through the National School Lunch Program. The U.S. Department of Agriculture should stop handing out hot dogs and other processed meats to the nation's children through the lunch program because these products have been shown to increase the risk of cancer in adulthood, said a petition for rule-making and enforcement scheduled to be filed Thursday with the federal government by the...


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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