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Wine carafe

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Designation (from Arabic ġarrāfa = water-lifting wheel with paddles) for a bulbous vessel in the form of a bottle. A smaller format is called a carafe. A special variant for the purpose of cooling is the so-called "cold duck" with a usually removable insert for crushed ice. Such vessels were particularly popular from the second half of the 19th century to the middle of the 20th century for serving various drinks. In fraternities, a carafe is understood to be a drinking vessel for beer that is...

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