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2008-09-09 12:00:00

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Kristinn Einarsson, Project Manager of National Energy Authority, Mobile: +354 863 9974; or Ossur Skarphedinsson, Minister of Industry, +354 545 8500 REYKJAVIK, Iceland, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Strong indications for some time of oil in the Dreki area, progress by leaps and bounds in oil exploration technology, a high oil price and possible economic gain are several of the main reasons that Iceland is now preparing a tender offer at the start 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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