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Fortune Cookie
2010-11-15 18:12:33

The fortune cookie, made of flour, sugar, vanilla, and oil, is a crisp cookie with a fortune wrapped inside. Generally these fortunes are words of faux wisdom or a vague prophecy possibly including a Chinese phrase with translation. Fortune cookies are generally served throughout the United States in Chinese restaurants but are absent in China. The cookies invention is unclear although they are...

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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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