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2008-04-29 16:05:00

A new study may end the century-old controversy over what ingredient in absinthe caused the exotic green aperitif's supposed mind-altering effects and toxic side-effects when consumed to excess. In the most comprehensive analysis of old bottles of original absinthe "” once quaffed by the likes of van Gogh, Degas, Toulouse-Lautrec and Picasso to enhance their creativity "” a team of scientists from Europe and the United States have concluded the culprit was plain and simple:A high...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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