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2008-06-14 15:00:13

A major concern with Plum Creek Timber Co.'s proposal for a major development around Moosehead Lake - expressed by the governor, local residents and several members of the Land Use Regulation Commission - is that it is too large and sprawls over too great an area. Two environmental groups have offered a solution that is worth a closer look.. The Natural Resources Council of Maine and Maine Audubon this week suggested the company remove development from the Lily Bay peninsula, where Plum...


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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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