monteith definition

  • noun:
    • a big punch-bowl having a notched rim upon which cups could be hung.
    • a bowl useful for the air conditioning or washing of wine eyeglasses
    • a cotton handkerchief with white places on a coloured back ground
    • See monteth.
    • A kind of cotton fiber handkerchief having a uniform coloured floor with an everyday pattern of white places produced by discharging along with; -- so called through the Glasgow manufactures.
    • A large punch-bowl of eighteenth century, frequently of silver sufficient reason for a movable rim, and embellished with flutings and a scalloped side. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
    • [Appar. of different beginning from the overhead, but through the same surname.] Some sort of cotton handkerchief having white places on a colored floor, the spots becoming made by a chemical which discharges the color.

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