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2008-08-26 18:00:48

TWENTY four of crisis hit Cains pubs have now been closed. A team from administrators PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) which is now running Liverpool's Cains Beer Company have identified them as loss making. The company has confirmed the Thatch and Thistle in Southport's Norwood Road is one of them. The Ship Inn at Lathom, near Burscough, had already been revealed as a victim of Cains' financial problems. The rest of the closures were in pubs across the 115-strong north west estate of...


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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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