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2006-03-22 17:08:20

By Allan Dowd VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Reuters) - A ferry carrying at least 99 people sank in the early hours of Wednesday off Canada's rugged Pacific Coast, but officials said they believe everyone was evacuated by lifeboat and rescued. The Queen of the North was believed to have struck a rock at about 12:43 a.m. (2043 GMT) near Gil Island, about 75 miles south of Prince Rupert as it sailed though the Inside Passage on the northwest coast of British Columbia. Passengers...


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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