amphora amphora  /ˈæm fə rə/

Definition(s):

  • (n) an ancient jar with two handles and a narrow neck; used to hold oil or wine

Usage(s):

  1. The weird amphora shape of the balloon, with its twin handles, becomes part of the landscape.
  2. Egyptian stone scarabs are displayed alongside Greek statues, Byzantine mosaics, Syrian oil lamps, French coins and Roman amphora jugs.
  3. Cut glass, perfume flasks or a bubbly blue glass Steuben amphora look as pristine and crisp today as they did when Gertrude Lawrence was taking her first bows.

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  • Collateral Transformation: The Latest, Greatest Financial Weapon Of Mass Destruction

    Back in 2002 Warren Buffet famously proclaimed that derivatives were ‘financial weapons of mass destruction’ (FWMDs). Time has proven this view to be correct. As The Amphora Report's John Butler notes, it is difficult to imagine that the US housing and general global credit bubble of 2004-07 could have formed without the widespread use of collateralized debt obligations (CDOs) and various other ...
    on June 29, 2013     Source: Zero Hedge

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