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2008-08-02 03:00:22

By Stephen J. Lee, Grand Forks Herald, N.D. Aug. 2--There is nothing useless, junky, abandoned or trifling about the scrap metal business these days, despite how the dictionary defines scrap. Nothing better illustrates that than the mountains of rusty and faded iron towering over and bulging into fences at the Residual Materials Inc. yard on Mill Road, on the north edge of Grand Forks. These hills are a sign of a worldwide bull market for scrap steel, copper, brass and aluminum. In...


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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