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2008-08-17 18:00:23

By Andrea Vance ROLLING backwards into the blue, out of the blazing tropical sun, we sank beneath the waves like underwater astronauts and into an explosion of colour. Plunging into the inky depths, we were enveloped in a shoal of tiny, translucent fish. All around us swam brightly coloured critters, darting out from behind rocks and chunks of coral. But beautiful as Grenada's marine life is, it wasn't sea creatures we had come to spot. Resting silently, 20 metres under the surface,...


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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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