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2011-05-24 16:06:00

Mack Renews Call on Joe Kennedy to Step Down as Chavez Oil Pitchman in the U.S. WASHINGTON, May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After several months of calling for U.S. government action to sanction Venezuela's state run oil company Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PDVSA) for doing business with Iran, Chairman of the Western Hemisphere Subcommittee Connie Mack (FL-14) welcomed the State Department's decision to finally sanction Venezuela's state-owned oil corporation today by stating:...


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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