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2008-03-04 15:00:49

By Jim McBride, Amarillo Globe-News, Texas Mar. 4--The Bureau of Land Management's crude helium enrichment unit north of Amarillo will be shut down for maintenance and component replacement through March 14. The temporary shutdown could potentially exacerbate a helium supply shortfall that began in 2006 because of spiraling worldwide demand. But BLM officials said they have coordinated the plant's shutdown with private refiners, who are prepared. "Doing this maintenance now is...


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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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