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2005-09-06 13:59:05

By Axel Bugge LISBON (Reuters) - Portugal's government proposed six measures on Tuesday to fight what it said had become the "permanent risk" of forest fires. Facing growing pressure to deal with widespread forest fires, the government said it would create a professional fire fighting force, buy aircraft and set up a centralized command to fight and monitor forest fires. "As happened this year, we are facing a permanent risk which demands permanent measures," Interior Minister...

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  • 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.