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cruet


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cruet  \Cru"et\,  n.  [Anglo-French  cruet,  a  dim.  from  OF  crue, 
  cruie;  of  German  or  Celtic  origin,  and  akin  to  E.  crock  an 
  earthen  vessel.] 
  1.  A  bottle  or  vessel;  esp.,  a  vial  or  small  glass  bottle  for 
  holding  vinegar,  oil,  pepper,  or  the  like  for  the  table; 
  a  caster.  --Swift. 
 
  2.  (Eccl.)  A  vessel  used  to  hold  wine,  oil,  or  water  for  the 
  service  of  the  altar. 
 
  {Cruet  stand},  a  frame  for  holding  cruets;  a  caster. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cruet 
  n  :  holds  wine  or  oil  or  vinegar  for  the  table  [syn:  {crewet}] 




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