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2005-09-08 21:03:36

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (Reuters) - A plague of rats caused by snake hunting is threatening thousands of Miskito Indians with famine in a remote corner of Nicaragua's jungle, while vampire bats are raising concerns about rabies, a United Nations agency said on Thursday. Miskito Indians from communities near the Coco River face severe food shortages after rodents ate most of their crops, and they are increasingly worried about attacks by blood-sucking bats, Alfredo Misael of the United...


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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