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2008-08-21 06:01:02

WHEN Jean Crawford was battling lung cancer she had an important wish - to be able to die at home with her family around her. Thanks to the help and support she received from Marie Curie Cancer Care, her GP and district nurses, the 89-year-old was able to leave hospital and spend the last weeks of her life at home in Gairloch, Wester Ross. But Mrs Crawford's family realise they were very lucky in receiving such care and support after a report found wide variations in access to...


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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