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2014-09-18 12:28:02

Helps bar patrons in the USA and Brazil plan their night. BOSTON, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The barKing app launched today, allowing bar patrons to plan their nights out and their social life involving bars and taverns. barKing, the "night out expert," makes the bar scene more interactive and more FUN. barKing was born when founder Jake Shea was visiting New York City and decided to go to a bar. When he and friends "landed" at an East Village so-called hot spot, they...

2014-09-18 12:27:26

WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Young people would vote equally for Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, overwhelmingly think alcohol is more destructive to society than marijuana, and a large majority believe that a relationship with God is important, according to an exclusive new poll conducted for Rare. The Rare.us Under-40 is a new breed of poll that seeks to provide comprehensive information about the preferences of younger Americans. A total 556 respondents were...

2014-09-18 12:26:51

The only small business in the Austin-metro area included on the list, this award recognizes Square Root's strong culture and performance. AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Great Place to Work® named Square Root, and Austin-based technology startup, one of the best small workplaces in the United States on their annual 2014 Best Small and Medium Workplaces list, published today in FORTUNE magazine. Divided into two categories, small (24-250 employees) and medium (251-999...

2014-09-18 12:23:23

Chronic Delays Making Already Extremely Expensive Power Source Even More Costly: At Least 49 Out of 66 Reactor Projects Now Running Behind Schedule, Including All 5 in U.S. and Most in China. PARIS and WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Contrary to what is often claimed in the United States by proponents of nuclear power, the reality is that other nations around the globe do not have a better track record when it comes to delivering nuclear reactor projects on time and on...

2014-09-18 12:20:57

Autonomous driving through Silicon Valley: Mercedes-Benz receives licence from the US federal state of California SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On 16 September 2014 the US federal state of California introduced a legal requirement for an official licence for testing vehicles in autonomous driving mode on public roads. On "Senate Bill No. 1298" taking effect, Mercedes-Benz received a corresponding licence permitting it to test vehicles in autonomous driving mode in...

2014-09-18 12:20:53

Employee trust in the workplace is the leading factor for great workplaces PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Stellar Solutions, Inc. was named by Great Place to Work® as one of the best small and medium workplaces in the United States on their annual 2014 Best Small & Medium Workplaces list, published today in FORTUNE magazine. Ranked #17, this is the first time Stellar Solutions, Inc. has received this honor. Divided into two categories, Small (25-250 employees)...

2014-09-18 12:20:50

DLA Director Vice Admiral Mark Harnitchek Recognizes Vibram USA's Critical Contributions to U.S. Armed Services During Tour of Quabaug Corporation Manufacturing Facility NORTH BROOKFIELD, Mass., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of his ongoing effort to partner with industry leaders, Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Director Vice Admiral Mark Harnitchek and his senior staff visited Quabaug Corporation, the U.S. manufacturing partner of Vibram, USA. As DLA Director, Harnitchek...

2014-09-18 08:36:45

GET THE SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 4 FOR ZERO DOWN AND $100 BILL CREDIT WITH NEW LINE OF SERVICE ON AT&T NEXT; PREORDERS START TOMORROW AT ATT.COM DALLAS, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T(1) announced that you can preorder the new Samsung Galaxy Note(®) 4 at att.com - AT&T's fastest way to order - starting tomorrow, Sept. 19. Shipping for preorders is expected to begin Oct. 14. Full retail sales will be announced at a later date. AT&T was the first to launch the Samsung Note series...

2014-09-18 08:36:19

Casio's SLIM series of LampFree® Projectors Offer High Brightness and Low Maintenance DOVER, N.J., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- From edge-of-your seat action movies to game-winning plays, the need for bigger and better home entertainment systems is growing. According to recent statistics from The Digital Entertainment Group, U.S. consumers spent $18 billion on home entertainment in 2013. To upgrade your home theater system in time for the busy fall sports and movies season,...

2014-09-18 08:33:06

New U.S. Wealth Report reveals wealth in technology and energy-centric cities is on the rise NEW YORK, MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - A continued economic recovery, strong equity market performance, rising real estate values, and an "energy renaissance" that pushed U.S. oil production to its highest levels in over 20 years, boosted the population and wealth of High Net Worth Individuals (HNWIs)(1) in the U.S. to record levels in 2013, according to the U.S. Wealth...


Latest United States Reference Libraries

Silver Appleyard Duck
2014-09-04 09:00:42

The silver Appleyard duck, also known as the Appleyard duck or the large Appleyard, is a breed of domestic duck that was developed in England. It was named after its first breeder, Reginald Appleyard, who developed the breed at the Priory Waterfowl Farm to provide an aesthetically pleasing duck that could also produce large white eggs. Although it was brought to the United States in the 1960’s, it was not available to public breeders until 1984 and would not be officially accepted into the...

Tamworth Pig
2014-09-02 10:41:13

The Tamworth pig, also known as the Tam or sandy back pig, is a breed of domestic pig that originated from the United Kingdom. It was first developed in Tamworth, Staffordshire in 1812 after a herd of pigs belonging to Sir Robert Peel was crossbred with pigs known as Irish grazers. It was later refined in Staffordshire and number of other regions including Leicestershire and Warwickshire. It is one of the oldest breeds in the United Kingdom and one of the least interbred, so it is highly...

Couch’s Spadefoot Toad, Scaphiopus Couchii
2014-08-05 09:20:52

The Couch’s Spadefoot Toad, Scaphiopus couchii, is a species of North American spade foot toad. The specific nickname couchii honors an American naturalist Darius Nash Couch, who gathered the first specimen while on a personal expedition to northern Mexico to collect mineral, plant, and animal specimens for the Smithsonian Institution. It is endemic to the southwestern United States, the Baja Peninsula, and northern Mexico. They can be found throughout the Sonoran Desert, which consists...

Sawtooth National Forest
2014-07-31 09:07:15

Sawtooth National Forest is a United States national forest that is located in the state of Idaho. It contains 2,102,461 acres of protected land that is separated into four sections known as the Fairfield Ranger District, the Minidoka Ranger District, the Ketchum Ranger District, and the Sawtooth National Recreation Area. The area was first designated as the Sawtooth Forest Reserve by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1905, but was given its current name and status after several land additions,...

San Bernardino National Forest
2014-07-31 08:53:16

San Bernardino National Forest is a United States national forest that is located in the state of California. This forest encompasses 823,816 acres of protected land, which is divided into two separate areas by mountain ranges known as the San Bernardino Mountains located in the east and the San Jacinto and Santa Rosa Mountains located in the north. This forest holds eight designated wilderness areas, some of which overlap into Angeles National Forest, including Cucamonga Wilderness, San...

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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.
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