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2009-07-01 11:40:21

A dead brown cow found washed up on the shore of Canada's Vancouver Island created a two-day bureaucratic impasse over whose responsibility it was to remove. The cow city workers dubbed Cuddles was reported to the city of Victoria during the weekend and staff immediately ran into trouble trying to arrange for its disposal, spokeswoman Katie Josephson told the Victoria Times-Colonist. Apparently a cow is a special animal, she said. Staff contacted the federal Department of Fisheries and...


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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