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2005-06-29 15:32:21

By Patrick Lannin REYKJAVIK (Reuters) - A gleaming new bank building, just astep away from the house where Cold War leaders Ronald Reaganand Mikhail Gorbachev met in 1986, is one of the most visiblesigns of Iceland's economic transformation. Better known for fish and geysers, the island which is hometo just under 300,000 people is taking great strides to widenits economic base, backed by billions of dollars of foreigninvestment in aluminum smelters, deregulation and tourism. A wave of...


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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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