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2006-07-18 17:42:32

By Jeanne King NEW YORK (Reuters) - A convicted con artist was indicted in Manhattan on Tuesday on charges of stealing a Degas sculpture worth about $600,000 from a wealthy art collector and arranging to sell it. Thomas Doyle, 49, was accused of grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property for taking the Degas bronze of a dancer looking at the sole of her right foot and titled "Danseuse Regardant le Plant de son Pied Droit." He faces up to 15 years in prison if...


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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