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n.1.A caldron of boiling water into which an accused person plunged his forearm as a test of innocence or guilt.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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They will contest the two litre class against Josephat Thuo in an Alfet 1972 Alfa Spider sports saloon and Micky Bassi who will drive a 1989 Alfa 75.Peter Wanday, the Chairman of the Alfa Romeo Owners Club, has confirmed that entry list will close at 7pm Thursday and followed by the draw for the order of start at the Bidwood Suite.The Economy Run will start from the ABC service station The route follows the main Naivasha Road along the top of the escarpment and ends in the Total Moi Road service station in the centre of Naivasha Town.
We have used a clay placed at our disposal by the company ALFET (Algerian for smelleders in Tiaret), from a deposit meadows of Maghnia and marketed by the company ENOF of Maghnia under the name of "bentonite of Foundry".
Trois femmes et deux filles ont ete protees disparues, emportees par les crues de l'Oued Alfet dans la commune de Tiloukit.