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2004-11-30 18:00:03

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras - Honduran children hunting rabbits who were running from a burning sugarcane field were caught in the blaze themselves. Thirteen youngsters were killed, and a man and a 14th child were severely burned. Workers set the fire Monday night as part of the harvest on 40 acres of the Choluteca sugar company in Santa Cruz, 100 miles south of the capital, Tegucigalpa, Security Ministry spokesman Leonel Sauceda said. The children, who ranged in ages from 5 to 17, were in a...


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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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