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2008-09-29 09:00:28

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police are reviewing a weekend lake rescue effort in Alberta that led to a 5-year-old girl drowning under a rescue boat. A 911 call was received around 5:30 p.m. Saturday from a family in distress on a boat on a lake about 90 miles southeast of Calgary, the Globe and Mail reported Monday. The RCMP, along with a provincial fish and wildlife officer and a community peace officer, responded and were met with high winds and 4-foot waves, RCMP Constable Francine...


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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