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2006-02-16 22:38:44

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - As star of the landmark TV comedy "M*A*S*H," Alan Alda played as big a role as anyone in transforming the acronym for Mobile Army Surgical Hospital into a pop-culture buzzword. Thus, the actor best known for playing the wisecracking Army surgeon "Hawkeye" Pierce was surprised, and a bit wistful, at learning on Thursday the last real-life MASH unit had been decommissioned by the U.S. Army and handed over to Pakistan. In keeping with the acerbic...

2006-02-16 19:55:34

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - As star of the landmark TV comedy "M*A*S*H," Alan Alda played as big a role as anyone in transforming the acronym for Mobile Army Surgical Hospital into a pop-culture buzzword. Thus, the actor best known for playing the wisecracking Army surgeon "Hawkeye" Pierce was surprised, and a bit wistful, at learning on Thursday the last real-life MASH unit had been decommissioned by the U.S. Army and handed over to Pakistan. In keeping with the acerbic...

2006-02-16 19:54:36

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - As star of the landmark TV comedy "M*A*S*H," Alan Alda played as big a role as anyone in transforming the acronym for Mobile Army Surgical Hospital into a pop-culture buzzword. Thus, the actor best known for playing the wisecracking Army surgeon "Hawkeye" Pierce was surprised, and a bit wistful, at learning on Thursday the last real-life MASH unit had been decommissioned by the U.S. Army and handed over to Pakistan. In keeping with the acerbic...

2006-02-16 08:40:00

By David Brunnstrom MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan -- The U.S. Army bade "Goodbye, Farewell and Amen" to perhaps its best-loved institution on Thursday when it decommissioned its last Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (MASH) and handed it over to Pakistan. A legendary institution that gained worldwide fame through a long-running television comedy series and a hit 1970 feature film portraying a fictional 4077th MASH, has a history dating back more than 60 years to the end of World War Two. The field...

2006-02-16 07:19:59

By David Brunnstrom MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - The U.S. Army bade "Goodbye, Farewell and Amen" to perhaps its best-loved institution on Thursday when it decommissioned its last Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (MASH) and handed it over to Pakistan. A legendary institution that gained worldwide fame through a long-running television comedy series and a hit 1970 feature film portraying a fictional 4077th MASH, has a history dating back more than 60 years to the end of World War...


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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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