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2008-09-18 03:00:16

By S The historic Jefferson Pools - where Thomas Jefferson, Robert E. Lee and tens of thousands of ordinary Virginians soaked away their aches and pains - will soon be restored. The aging structures surrounding the two pools need it. Paint is flaking off the bathhouses built around the natural pools of warm mineral water. Some of the board-and-batten siding is rotten. The roof has loose and rotten wood shakes. The structural integrity of the buildings needs to be checked - one bathhouse...


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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