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1. Mountaineering any of various devices such as piton or nut when used as a direct help in the ascent
2. (in medieval Europe; in England after 1066) a feudal payment made to the king or any lord by his vassals, usually on certain occasions such as the marriage of a daughter or the knighting of an eldest son


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QC is implementing a number of interventions in the Gaza Strip, including the provision of food and pharmaceutical aid, cash and water and sanitation projects.
He added that a shipment of cancer medicine from India will arrive soon, in addition to receiving medical and pharmaceutical aid from other countries within the few next days.
The three tonnes of medical and pharmaceutical aid which never made it to Gaza were due to be flown back to Cyprus this week.

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