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2006-08-11 10:00:18

BEIJING (Reuters) - Yao Ming finally got some court time on Friday but could not prevent China losing 82-73 to Germany in a world championship warm-up tournament in Nanjing. The Houston Rockets All Star, China's best player, received a huge ovation from the crowd when he returned to action for the first time since breaking his foot in an NBA game in April. The 7 ft 6 in center was used sparingly and Germany, inspired by a dynamic performance from Dallas Mavericks franchise forward...


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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