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2006-04-30 09:22:37

YANGON (Reuters) - Cyclone Mala killed at least two people in Myanmar and damaged hundreds of homes and several factories before petering out over the weekend, state media and the Red Cross said on Sunday. Hurricane-force winds and heavy rainfall struck a township near the capital Yangon late on Friday, tearing the roofs off five factories in two industrial parks, the Kyemon newspaper reported. Some 586 homes were damaged in Hlaing Thar Yar Township, 10 miles west of Yangon, Michael...


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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