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2006-01-29 16:39:29

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of mourners said farewell on Sunday to former communist guerrilla chief Schafik Handal, who died last week, in the country's biggest street gathering in over 25 years. Handal was a senior leader of the leftist Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front, or FMLN, rebel group that fought a series of U.S.-backed right-wing governments throughout the 1980s in a war that claimed around 75,000 lives. The son of Palestinian immigrants,...


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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