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2009-06-26 13:40:42

A California animal services official said a yellow-bellied marmot was a little freaked out but uninjured by an eight-hour ride on a car bumper. Dan DeSousa, a spokesman for the San Diego County Department of Animal Services, said the marmot latched onto Karl Knoblock's bumper at the Dinkey Lakes Wilderness Area, northeast of Fresno, Calif., and he only realized there was a living animal clinging to his bumper when he arrived home in Encinitas, Calif., the San Diego Union-Tribune reported...


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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