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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishamphoraam‧pho‧ra /ˈæmfərə/ noun [countable]  a tall clay container for oil or wine, used in ancient times
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amphoraI could see her proudly carrying on her head an amphora to a well and disdaining all admirers.It is a black-figure amphora showing a tree with ten branches and an owl tethered near by.The Northampton amphora, the best vase in the sale, made a record price of £190,000.Nor were the paintings on the amphora of a kind any museum would dare put on display.
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