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2005-09-13 10:33:02

An ailing bald eagle found by a southwestern Indiana farmer tested positive for mercury poisoning, but state wildlife officials say it's unclear if the bird was poisoned by eating tainted fish it caught in Indiana waterways. An environmental watchdog group says Indiana ranks fourth nationally in mercury emissions from coal-fired power plants that eventually end up in the food chain. "To me, this eagle is sending a very strong message that people should pay attention to," said Catherine Bowe...


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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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