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By Sue Pleming WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice sought to reassure critical lawmakers on Wednesday that the Bush administration had a strategy in Iraq that would "assure victory." In her first testimony on Iraq to the Senate's Foreign Relations Committee, Rice said the United States would use similar tactics as those deployed in Afghanistan, where U.S. civilian and military teams worked side by side. More than 150,000 U.S. troops are fighting a bloody...

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  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.