Mind Game 144
Test # 144
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New Cigarette Lighter
A young man demonstrates a new type of cigarette lighter which does not use a flint or wick and is not much bigger than a cigarette. It was exhibited for the first time at the Frankfurt Autumn Fair in Frankfurt, West Germany, Sept. 20, 1950. The lighter is fully automatic and smokers need only to unscrew the left end of the lighter and touch the other end to the cigarette. The new gadget is filled with a special liquid called Vulcanit and manufacturers claim that one filling will last for one week.
The word capital, in politics/geography, refers to the town or city that is the official center of a country's government: Washington D.C. is the capital of the U.S.
The word capitol is very specific - it refers to a building or complex of buildings where the government meets to make laws.
The capitol building in the U.S.
London is the capital of England.
In economics, the word capital refers to wealth (money and/or property) belonging to a person or company. A business that is just beginning needs start-up capital (an amount of money to get started).
We also have capital letters (ABC) - the big letters that are different from lowercase letters (abc).
Capital and capitol are pronounced the same.