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  • 1 Desert Shores, California — Desert Shores   census designated place   Desert Shores, CA, looking east toward the Salton Sea …

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  • 2 Lost Ship of the Desert — Desert Ship redirects here. For the USS Desert Ship at White Sands, see USS Desert Ship (LLS 1). Contents 1 The Basic Stories 1.1 The Lost Galleon, or The Spanish Galleon …

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  • 3 Mount Desert Island — Bass Harbor Head Light …

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  • 4 merit — I. n. 1. Desert, worth, worthiness. 2. Excellence, credit, worth, goodness, worthiness. 3. Reward deserved, that which is earned. 4. [pl.] Claim, right. II. v. a. 1. Deserve, have a right to, be entitled to, earn …

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  • 5 Merit — Mer it, v. i. To acquire desert; to gain value; to receive benefit; to profit. [Obs.] Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 6 India — /in dee euh/, n. 1. Hindi, Bharat. a republic in S Asia: a union comprising 25 states and 7 union territories; formerly a British colony; gained independence Aug. 15, 1947; became a republic within the Commonwealth of Nations Jan. 26, 1950.… …

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  • 7 international relations — a branch of political science dealing with the relations between nations. [1970 75] * * * Study of the relations of states with each other and with international organizations and certain subnational entities (e.g., bureaucracies and political… …

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  • 8 Calendar of 1998 — ▪ 1999 January January 1       At the stroke of the new year, the Russian ruble is worth a thousand times less than before as three zeros are removed from its value; about six new rubles equal one U.S. dollar.       Foreign Minister David Levy… …

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  • 9 ancient Rome — ▪ ancient state, Europe, Africa, and Asia Introduction       the state centred on the city of Rome. This article discusses the period from the founding of the city and the regal period, which began in 753 BC, through the events leading to the… …

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  • 10 biblical literature — Introduction       four bodies of written works: the Old Testament writings according to the Hebrew canon; intertestamental works, including the Old Testament Apocrypha; the New Testament writings; and the New Testament Apocrypha.       The Old… …

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  • 11 china — /chuy neuh/, n. 1. a translucent ceramic material, biscuit fired at a high temperature, its glaze fired at a low temperature. 2. any porcelain ware. 3. plates, cups, saucers, etc., collectively. 4. figurines made of porcelain or ceramic material …

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  • 12 China — /chuy neuh/, n. 1. People s Republic of, a country in E Asia. 1,221,591,778; 3,691,502 sq. mi. (9,560,990 sq. km). Cap.: Beijing. 2. Republic of. Also called Nationalist China. a republic consisting mainly of the island of Taiwan off the SE coast …

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  • 13 Mesa Air Group — Type Private Industry Aviation Founded 1982 Headquarters …

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  • 14 Egypt, ancient — Introduction  civilization in northeastern Africa dating from the 3rd millennium BC. Its many achievements, preserved in its art and monuments, hold a fascination that continues to grow as archaeological finds expose its secrets. This article… …

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  • 15 Scorponok — is the name shared by several fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. All are Decepticons that turn into Scorpoins. Contents 1 Transformers: Generation 1 1.1 Marvel Comics 1.2 Animated series 1.2.1 …

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  • 16 2003 invasion of Iraq — This article is about the 2003 invasion of Iraq. For events after May 1, 2003, see Iraq War. For the Mongol Invasion of Iraq, see Siege of Baghdad (1258). For the British invasion of Iraq during World War II, see Anglo Iraqi War. 2003 invasion of …

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  • 17 Western Africa — ▪ region, Africa Introduction       region lying south of the Sahara and east and north of the Atlantic Ocean. It is latitudinally divided into two parallel belts of land: the western portion of the Sudan, a geographic area that stretches across… …

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  • 18 Christianity — /kris chee an i tee/, n., pl. Christianities. 1. the Christian religion, including the Catholic, Protestant, and Eastern Orthodox churches. 2. Christian beliefs or practices; Christian quality or character: Christianity mixed with pagan elements; …

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  • 19 performing arts — arts or skills that require public performance, as acting, singing, or dancing. [1945 50] * * * ▪ 2009 Introduction Music Classical.       The last vestiges of the Cold War seemed to thaw for a moment on Feb. 26, 2008, when the unfamiliar strains …

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  • 20 pre-Columbian civilizations — Introduction       the aboriginal American Indian (Mesoamerican Indian) cultures that evolved in Meso America (part of Mexico and Central America) and the Andean region (western South America) prior to Spanish exploration and conquest in the 16th …

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