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2011-05-09 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) TUESDAY, MAY 10: GOLDEN SPIKE DRIVEN Profile America -- Tuesday, May 10th. This is the anniversary of an event in 1869 at Promontory Summit, Utah that symbolized the linking of America's east and west. In the ceremony, a golden spike was driven to join tracks of the Union Pacific and the Central...


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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