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2008-09-30 00:00:24

Food Revolt: I was recently discharged from Ward 109 at the City General after a stay of 12 days, the first eight of which I was not allowed solid food. This turned out to be a blessing, as after my operation, I was allowed to eat the food supplied by Sodexo. I could write a long list of faults, but I'll confine my comments to the most serious. Firstly, the hot food is superheated over probably five hours and is therefore dried out and fused to the plate. Secondly, because all hot...


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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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