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2005-08-24 14:17:08

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The derailment of a CSX Corp. freight train in New York City has forced the cancellation of long-distance Amtrak passenger train service between New York and Boston, Amtrak said on Wednesday. CSX spokeswoman Misty Skipper said four freight cars derailed Tuesday morning in New York's Bronx borough, damaging overhead electrical lines. Three of the cars were empty and the fourth carried plywood, she said. There were no injuries. Amtrak said the cancellation 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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