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2007-10-24 06:00:16

By Jerry Allegood, The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C. Oct. 24--GREENVILLE -- Robert A. Allen, a radio and television announcer better known to generations of Eastern North Carolina residents as the folksy Slim Short, died Sunday. He was 80. For 34 years, Allen was host and producer of "Carolina Today," an early morning talk and news show on WNCT-TV in Greenville. The show, which ended in 1997, was a staple for early risers. "If you grew up in Eastern North Carolina, you knew Slim...


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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