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2006-02-10 08:10:00

By Philip Pullella ROME (Reuters) - Whenever Italian Interior Minister Giuseppe Pisanu wants a respite from the rigors of protecting the country's borders and preventing terrorism, he can turn to master artists like Caravaggio or Giotto for solace. But Pisanu is not just another art lover. Due to a series of quirks in Italian history, his ministry -- and not the Vatican or the Roman Catholic Church -- actually owns some 700 of Italy's most famous basilicas, cathedrals, churches and...


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glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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