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2008-08-06 21:00:28

By Ashlee Clark, The Lexington Herald-Leader, Ky. Aug. 6--RICHMOND -- For the second time in less than two weeks, Army officials detected a mustard agent leak Wednesday at Blue Grass Army Depot. The mustard was detected at extremely low levels and confined to the interior of the igloo in which it is stored. The leak occurred in a different storage igloo than the leak detected July 28. The agent poses no threat to the community or environment, according to Blue Grass Chemical Activity,...

2006-07-10 21:12:58

BEIJING (Reuters) - Experts from China and Japan, at odds over disputes springing from Japan's wartime occupation, have ended a six-day excavation of decades-old chemical weapons left behind by retreating Japanese forces, state media said on Tuesday. But such joint digs and collections have been going on for nine years -- and so far not a single weapon has been destroyed, Xinhua news agency said. "We are rather dissatisfied with Japan's slow pace of disposal," Chinese official Liu...

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  • 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.