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Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Some of the earliest pillars of life on our ancient Earth can still be seen from time to time. Coral, for instance, takes many years to form and can give us a glimpse into the way things once were. The areas where coral grows have even recently been shown to have been dependent on volcanic activity in the earliest days of our planet. Today, the discovery of yet another ancient wonder has been making the rounds across the web,...


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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