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2005-11-25 15:46:59

By Gennady Fyodorov ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - Yevgeny Plushenko made a triumphant return to international competition after an eight-month injury lay-off by winning the short programme with a personal best in the Cup of Russia Grand Prix on Friday. The Russian, who has not competed since pulling out of this year's world championships with a groin injury, dazzled the home crowd with an array of jumps, spins and elegant footwork. Plushenko, skating to the music of Puccini's...


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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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