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2010-02-27 06:40:00

A skipper who is hoping to be the first person to sail around the world using only solar power, unveiled his catamaran late this week that he says could be a sign for possible pollution-free shipping in the future. Raphael Domjan's dream, a 100 foot long white catamaran named PlanetSolar, was designed to reach a top speed of 15 knots (15 miles per hour) and is capable of transporting 50 passengers. The vessel cost nearly 24 million dollars to build and is the world's biggest...


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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