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2010-10-25 15:23:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- To mark the 50th anniversary of the donation of the world's most famous diamond to the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Channel will premiere a one-hour special, MYSTERY OF THE HOPE DIAMOND on Sunday, November 21 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Academy Award® and Golden Globe®-winning actress Kim Basinger will narrate the special. The film tells the definitive story of the gem, mixing history, science and legend. It...

2007-09-17 21:00:16

By Charity Vogel There's nothing on Earth like a big gem. Especially when it's a diamond. (Anita Loos knew it. In "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes," gold digger Lorelei Lee put her opinions about men's gifts this way: "Kissing your hand may make you feel very, very good, but a diamond ... lasts forever.") And so, by logical deduction, a great big diamond should be the best of all. Enter, the Hope Diamond. If you've traveled to Washington, D.C., and have been to the Smithsonian...


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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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