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2008-09-01 18:00:25

A TERMINALLY-ILL mum is getting ready to wave her daughter off to school. Mum-of-one Karen Gault, who is fighting terminal bowel cancer, funded life-enhancing drug Avastin herself after it was refused by the NHS. Karen, her husband Paul and four-year-old daughter Grace enjoyed a magical family holiday at Disneyland Paris but the family have now suffered a new devastating blow. Routine tests revealed a new tumour growing in her lungs. Paul, 49, said his wife will be taken off 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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