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2005-10-31 12:31:30

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (Reuters) - Police seized a lion in poor health from a private home in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, after scared neighbors squawked about the beast's roar, police said on Friday. Inspector Ione Rodrigues told Reuters the owners of the 15-year-old retired circus lion called Baby did not have a license for the animal and would face criminal charges for ill-treatment. "The lion was kept in a small cage in the covered backyard of the house. It was very skinny and...


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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