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gherkin

(gûr`kĭn), species of gourdgourd
, common name for some members of the Cucurbitaceae, a family of plants whose range includes all tropical and subtropical areas and extends into the temperate zones.
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 of the cucumber genus.

gherkin

a. a tropical American cucurbitaceous climbing plant, Cucumis anguria
b. the small edible fruit of this plant
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Vladimir, 23, who lives on the second floor, said: "He is Girkin and he also has a second surname, Strelkov.
On Friday, rebel commander Igor Girkin from eastern Ukraine presented a conspiracy theory on the Web site Russkaya Vesna, saying that there were people at the plane's crash site who told him a "significant number of the bodies weren't fresh.
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As the RV pulled out on the first night, a homeless man ran up and asked to write a verse, Girkins said.
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With the updated NIV complete and consumers enthusiastically awaiting its arrival, we wanted to make it available as soon as possible," said Moe Girkins, president and CEO of Zondervan.
Moe Girkins, President and CEO of Zondervan, added: "We couldn't be more delighted with the CBT's finished work.
The churches that have adopted The City are finding that it is the most creative and dynamic church-building resource they have ever seen," said Zondervan CEO Moe Girkins.
It's been an honor to work alongside the teams from both Possibility Pictures and Vivendi Entertainment on this project," said Zondervan CEO Moe Girkins.
We are thrilled to partner once again with our long-time friend to bring this timeless and timely message to everyone," said Zondervan CEO, Moe Girkins.
We are tremendously excited about this initiative and we wholeheartedly support our colleagues from Biblica and the CBT as they work again with the same recipe that made the NIV the most popular Bible translation in the world," said Zondervan President Moe Girkins.
The City is the most creative, dynamic church-building resource that I have seen, and we are thrilled to be able to make it available to churches of all sizes and denominations," said Moe Girkins, president and CEO of Zondervan.