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Black-nosed Butterflyfish Johnrandallia nigrirostris
2012-05-22 10:48:22

The Black-nosed Butterflyfish (Johnrandallia nigrirostris), also known as the Barberfish, the Barber, or Butterfly Barber, is a species of fish in the Chaetodontidae family of butterfly fishes. This fish is sometimes referred to as a cleaner fish. It is the only member of its genus and named after the ichthyologist John E. Randall. It is found in the East Pacific Ocean from the Gulf of...

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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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