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2010-11-03 12:04:46

But in Britain workers are docile and "Ëœapathetic' compared with 'revolutionary' workers in Spain A new study analyzing how complex, highly-evolved societies are organized in nature has found that it is workers that play a pivotal role in creating well-ordered societies where conflict is minimized. For when it comes to determining who reproduces in ants, University of Leicester biologists have found the humble worker is queenmaker "“ it is they who choose their queen. This...


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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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