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2005-12-07 13:04:02

By Patricia Reaney LONDON (Reuters) - Greyhounds are such superb runners because of their sleek style and ability to tackle tight bends without slowing down, British researchers said on Wednesday. Unlike humans who have to reduce speed at a banked curve to cope with the increased gravitational and centripetal forces on their legs, greyhounds attack a bend without changing their stride. "Greyhounds can cope with high forces as they go around the bend whereas humans cannot and they...


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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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