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2006-08-10 23:40:00

OAXACA, Mexico (Reuters) - Gunmen fired on protesters and killed four people in just over 24 hours as a political crisis reached boiling point in the folklore rich state of Oaxaca, one of Mexico's main tourism centers. Unknown gunmen killed a man when they fired on striking teachers marching in the Oaxaca's colonial capital city on Thursday, a Reuters reporter at the scene said. The attackers opened fire as the teachers marched through the city streets, killing the husband of a teacher and...


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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