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see DruzeDruze
or Druse
, religious community of Syria, Lebanon, Israel, and Jordan, with important overseas branches in the Americas and Australia. The religious leadership prefers the name Muwahhidun (Unitarians).
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(1) A form of natural crystalline mineral aggregate. It is an accumulation of free crystals that have grown from one end (crystal face or edge) on the walls of cracks or closed cavities in rocks. The free part of the crystals is well defined, with the main direction of growth close to the perpendicular of the growth surface. Druses of quartz, amethyst, calcite, and stibnite often occur.

(2) In plants, an inclusion of calcium oxalate crystals that form in the cells of many plants during their life processes (for example, in the stems of the linden and in the stalks of begonia and dock leaves).


A small cavity in a rock or vein encrusted with aggregates of crystals of the same minerals which commonly constitute the enclosing rock.
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The driver, Druse, then took a left before turning into Canterbury Street and then along Primrose Hill, driving at around 50mph and going through a red traffic light as he headed onto the ring road.
After turning off his lights, Druse came off the ring road and went through two more sets of red lights as he turned into Radford Road where he overtook a taxi on a blind bend and went through another set of red lights at more than 60mph.
Jailing Druse, Judge Richard Griffith-Jones told him: "I take into account that until this night you had no convictions, and I take into account that you pleaded guilty.
In the vehicle the officers found a small package of white powder, and at the police station Druse tested positive for cocaine.
The two indicted Druse Arabs - a father and son - are Syrian citizens, like most of the Druse in the Golan Heights.