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Richard Byrd May Never Have Flown Over The North Pole
2013-04-08 19:25:38

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online On May 9, 1926, Richard E. Byrd attempted the first-ever roundtrip flight over the North Pole. While Byrd claimed to have reached the pole, the journey has been dogged by controversy and debate ever since, with some saying he never flew over the Earth´s northernmost point. According to a new report from Ohio State University astronomy professor Gerald Newsome in the Polar Record, Byrd never made it to the actual...

2009-09-02 15:20:58

Police in Louisiana said they arrested a woman accused of stealing a 12-pack of beer by hiding it between her legs. Zachary police Cpt. David McDavid said Baker, La., resident Lisa Newsome, 42, admitted after her Monday arrest that she was the woman depicted on a security camera shoving the 12-pack of Miller Lite and a couple of sodas up her dress at Crossroads Grocery in early August, WAFB-TV, Baton Rouge, La., reported Wednesday. She attempted to show us how she did it, McDavid said. But we...

2008-09-24 21:00:24

By Andrew Robinson The 19th Newsome Mills in Newsome, Huddersfield, was recently granted Grade II listed status but in recent months has been badly damaged by thieves and vandals.Thieves tunnelled into the building through a culvert and carried away tonnes of roof slates by breaking through floors. They also caused more damage by setting fires and stealing copper cabling.Developer Manchester-based Royalle Estates said last night that a revised planning application would be submitted by the...


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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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