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2008-04-02 10:45:00

Many veterans of the popular roleplaying game "Dungeons & Dragons" who are well into their 30s and have less time to meet with their friends on a regular basis are turning online gaming.Created in 1974, D&D began luring geeks to join a game of fantasy where they can play the role of wizards, sorcerers, elves or other mystical creatures. Since then, the game has undergone a few transformations, but none quite as important as its current one. That's because many are finding that the new...


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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