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2008-10-14 03:00:19

By Mcgonigle, John KIPTOPEKE STATE PARK, Va. - Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. For decades, the woodlands, streams and lakes of northern Pennsylvania, New York's Adirondacks and Maine have shaped the form of natural beauty sought by this fair-skinned Celt. The shadows of the forests provide a softening for the senses, an innate quietness, calming to four-legged residents and two-legged visitors alike. More recent explorations to southern climes in the Sandhill region of North...

2008-10-13 06:00:27

By John Mcgonigle KIPTOPEKE STATE PARK, Va. - Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. For decades, the woodlands, streams and lakes of northern Pennsylvania, New York's Adirondacks and Maine have shaped the form of natural beauty sought by this fair-skinned Celt. The shadows of the forests provide a softening for the senses, an innate quietness, calming to four-legged residents and two-legged visitors alike. More recent explorations to southern climes in the Sandhill region of North...


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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