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2008-08-24 09:00:31

By PATTI PETERSON By Patti Peterson The Virginian-Pilot While on a field trip to the Chrysler Museum last year, Marti Dart's third- and fourth-graders borrowed a page from Julius Caesar's history. "Veni, Vidi, Vici," Caesar told the Roman senate, following a key victory for the empire. Just like Caesar, the Veritas Christian Academy students came, saw and conquered. That is, after all, what they are being taught to do at the small private school off Oak Grove Road in Chesapeake's...


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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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