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Whale Of A Find Could Be Worth Thousands
2013-02-01 06:12:43

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Normally, stumbling across a pile of vomit while taking a stroll along the beach isn´t exactly a good thing, but in the case of one UK man, it could pay off big time. The substance in question — a lump of a rare substance known as ambergris, which has a waxy texture and is yellow in color — is produced in the digestive systems of sperm whales and is an ingredient used in some perfumes. According to Ben Jackson,...

2006-03-28 07:38:20

LONDON (Reuters) - The head of a work gang of Chinese cockle pickers was jailed for 14 years on Tuesday after being convicted of the manslaughter of 21 people who drowned on a wild winter night off northern England in February 2004. A court in Preston near Morecambe Bay, Lancashire, where the cocklers drowned, convicted gangmaster Lin Liang Ren last week after a trial lasting nearly six months. The case highlighted the plight of immigrant -- and often illegal -- workers unable to...


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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