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2009-07-29 15:07:27

Florida's Disney World has agreed to replace a toy sword and a toy gun confiscated from two young boys at a Fort Lauderdale airport. Michelle Chao of North Miami, Fla., said Transportation Security Administration officers confiscated the $6 toy sword and the bright red wooden gun from her 4-year-old son, Julien, and his cousin, Gerry Edge, who was visiting from North Carolina, WPLG-TV, Miami, reported Wednesday. Chao said TSA officers told her realistic toy weapons are banned on planes....


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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