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From the Scottish surname Monteith.



monteith ‎(plural monteiths)

  1. a bowl used for the cooling or washing of wine glasses
  2. (obsolete) a cotton handkerchief with white spots on a coloured background


  • 1919, Ronald Firbank, Valmouth, Duckworth, hardback edition, page 22
    In the taper-lit, perhaps pre-sixteeth-century room - a piece of Laughing and Triumphing needlework in the style of Rubens completely hid the walls - the capacious oval of the dinner-table, crowned by a monteith bowl filled with slipper-orchids, showed agreeably enough.
  • 1997, Thomas Pynchon, Mason & Dixon
    The Punch is a secret Receipt of the Landlord, including but not limited to peach brandy, locally distill’d Whiskey, and milk. A raft of long Icicles broken from the Eaves floats upon the pale contents of the great rustick Monteith.