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2007-02-22 06:00:32

By IRWAN FIRDAUS JAKARTA, Indonesia - A fire broke out on an Indonesian ferry carrying 350 passengers Thursday, killing at least eight people, injuring dozens and prompting a massive rescue operation, port and navy officials said. Scores of survivors were plucked from the Java Sea and the ship's charred hull, but more than 50 others remained unaccounted for. The fire started in a truck on the Levina 1's car deck, hours after the 2,000-ton vessel left the capital, Jakarta, for the...


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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