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International News Archive - March 30, 2009

One of the world's biggest cities is trying out a wooden sidewalk to see if it helps keep pedestrians' feet cooler in hot weather, Tokyo officials say. The 80-foot-long test sidewalk in Tokyo's Nihombashi district is made of chipped thinned cedar, a mixture of woodchips and cement, and blocks made from

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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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