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2008-09-27 06:00:16

By Daisy Miao Have a hankering to enjoy the great outdoors? Grab your sunglasses and hiking boots and head to a county park this afternoon. It won't cost a dime. The entry fee to San Mateo County parks is being waived today in celebration of National Public Lands Day, promoted by the National Environmental Education Foundation to educate residents about critical environmental and natural resources issues. "By making the parks free on National Public Lands Day, a growing number of people...


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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