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2005-10-04 07:45:00

By Orla Ryan KUMASI, Ghana (Reuters) - When Ghana's cocoa farmers find themselves flush with cash from the new harvest, many celebrate by taking new wives or spending their wealth on prostitutes. It's a chance to show off rare riches or enjoy life for a while in one of the world's poorest countries. But some health officials and industry workers in the West African country fear these harvest customs could lead to a rise in HIV/AIDS levels among experienced cultivators and skilled workers 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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