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Soda Ban In NYC Prompts Beverage Industry Lawsuit
2012-10-14 06:18:02

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Carbonated soda manufacturers, restaurant owners, and industry advocacy groups are among those who have banded together to file a legal challenge against New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's attempt to ban the sale of supersized sugary drinks at most dining locations city-wide, various media outlets reported late last week. According to New York Times writer Michael M. Grynbaum, the soft-drink industry and business owners filed a...


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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