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wine decanter

See below carafe,

Name (from Arabic ġarrāfa = Wasserheberad with blades) for a bulbous vessel in formerly mostly bottle-like shape. A smaller format is called a carafe. A special variant for the purpose of cooling is the so-called "cold duck" with a mostly removable insert for crushed ice. Such vessels were particularly popular from the second half of the 19th century to the mid-20th century for...

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