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2012-08-12 23:01:16

Poor economic conditions and massive toy recalls battered the industry in recent years. However, the outlook promises to be better for toy and game manufacturers. As disposable income rises, consumers will be more willing to purchase toys at the retail level, which in turn will drive up demand for manufacturers. Nevertheless, obstacles remain in the form of increasing price pressures from large retailers and continuing import competition from China. For these reasons, industry research firm...


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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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