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Kir

(kûr), in the Bible. 1 Unidentified land to which Tiglathpileser IIITiglathpileser III,
d. 728 B.C., king of ancient Assyria. He seems to have usurped the throne in 745 B.C. He bore the alternative name of Pul, by which he was known in biblical history (2 Kings 15.19).
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 banished the Syrians, credited by Amos as the original home of the Aramaeans (see AramAram
, ancient country and people centered in Damascus in S Syria between the 11th and 8th cent. B.C. The Bible records constant contacts between the Hebrews and Aram. The Aramaeans spoke Aramaic, which is a term that refers to a family of languages, of which Syriac is a part.
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). 2 Place in MoabMoab
, ancient nation located in the uplands E of the Dead Sea, now part of Jordan. The area is unprotected from the east, hence its history is a chain of raids by the Bedouin.
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, identified with Kir-haraseth, Kir-hareseth, Kir-haresh, and Kir-heres.

Kir

 

a rock that is a mixture of hardened petroleum or asphalt and arenaceous or argillaceous material.

Kir is found as sinters where oil-bearing beds are exposed to the surface; it therefore serves as a useful sign in prospecting for petroleum deposits.

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95 evening menu this Christmas (you'll be hardpushed to find a menu this good anywhere else for less than pounds 20) and you will enjoy a glass of Kir Royale before choosing from turkey and the trimmings, seafood and vegetarian options, or slow-braised honey and cider caramelised pork belly with pumpkin lasagne, roast baby onions, and blackcurrant jus.
Hunt shares nearly 60 dynamite sparkling wine cocktail recipes in the The Bubbly Bar, ranging from classics such as a proper Kir Royale and French 75 to modern creations that include seasonal fruit, herbs and the latest liqueurs.
For a Kir Royale, add a half ounce of creme de cassis to the bubbly.
A lively, aromatic, fizzy fluteful that makes a good stand-in for a kir royale.
CrAme de Cassis is available from any good retailer with a wines and spirits department' if you add it to white wine it makes a sumptuous drink called a Kir, put it with Champagne or sparkling wine and you've got a Kir Royale.
Choose the slimmers' version of Kir Royale if you want to put some fizz into your life.
This summer drink is prettier and tastier than pink champagne or a kir royale.
Kir Royale - 1-2 tsp creme de cassis (blackcurrant liqueur) with champagne or sparkling wine.
And, on that note, if you'd like to sponsor me to drink one Kir Royale a night until February, here's my fundraising site: https://www.
They might start off with a kir royale, followed by a pasta dish or salad, then a sit down cassoulet or other local speciality, and then a cheese taster or dessert.
Bellini, Kir Royale and Bucks Fizz are all delicious reception cocktails.