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A huge sea monster in Norwegian legend.

[Norwegian dialectal : krake, kraken + Norwegian -n, the.]


(Norse Myth & Legend) a legendary sea monster of gigantic size believed to dwell off the coast of Norway
[C18: from Norwegian, of obscure origin]


(ˈkrɑ kən)

n. (often cap.)
a sea monster that allegedly frequents waters off the Norwegian coast.
[1750–60; < Norwegian]


nKrake m
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02 reserves in Kraken, of between USD90m and USD144m by way of a development carry in relation to First Oil's remaining 15% interest in Kraken, the company said adding that payments will be deferred and it will be entitled to receive the capital tax allowances normally available for investment in such a development project.
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