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2008-06-24 02:29:45

MIAMI, June 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Beverage Association said a small group of mayors led the U.S. Conference of Mayors to embrace today "sound-bite environmentalism" over sound public policy by passing a resolution discouraging the use of bottled water by city government, rather than address the more pressing economic and pocketbook issues burdening American families. The USCM rubber-stamped a resolution that narrowly survived its policy-making committee process...


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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