n.1.(Chem.) A substance resembling mannite, found in the needles of the common silver fir of Europe (Abies pectinata).
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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It followed the launch of an operation - codenamed Abietite - in February 2003, focusing on Chatha's activities smuggling Sikhs from the Punjab through Paris and into the UK.
It followed the launch of an operation, codenamed Abietite, in February 2003 which focused on Chatha's activities as he smuggled Sikhs via Paris.
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