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2009-06-29 13:35:00

A group of animal activists in Shanghai reportedly rescued 300 cats from a dealer who was planning to sell the allegedly stolen pets to restaurants in southern China, AFP reported. Lai Xiaoyu, 34, who was part of Friday night's rescue, told AFP the activists received a tip-off from a cat lover saying 22 bamboo cages full of cats in a freight yard where to be shipped to Guangdong province. He said that while many of the cats have been returned to their owners, at least three had died and some...


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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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