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2009-06-25 09:50:21

In the run-up to Canada's 142nd birthday on July 1, a survey Thursday found much of the population isn't aware Canadians invented light bulbs and the zipper. The Interac banking group, launched by the country's five largest banks in 1984 linking automated banking machines, commissioned the Strategic Counsel poll of 1,000 citizens June 4-10. The survey found only 49 percent knew the brand as a Canadian institution. It also found only 53 percent knew Swedish-Canadian inventor Gideon Sundback...


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2010-10-07 11:47:51

A zipper is a device that temporarily joins two edges of fabric. It is used in clothing, luggage and other bags, sporting goods, camping gear, and other daily use items. The edges are fixed with tens to hundreds of specially shaped metal or plastic teeth. The teeth, also referred to as elements, can be individual or a continuous coil. The slider moves along the rows of teeth and meshes them together and separates them depending on the direction of the slider's movement. Zippers are...

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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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