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2008-07-23 12:00:54

By Eric Clark, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Jul. 23--IOWA CITY -- Good thing it was The Apples in Stereo playing into the wee hours Tuesday morning at The Picador. A less effervescent band might have put the Monday night party crowd to sleep. Hitting the stage after midnight following three opening bands (including up-and-coming Ames indie-poppers Poison Control Center), the Denver-based Apples in Stereo bounced through a 75-minute set of bright and sunny powerpop, the kind of...


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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