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  • 161Decimal time — French decimal clock from the time of the French Revolution Decimal time is the representation of the time of day using units which are decimally related. This term is often used to refer specifically to French Revolutionary Time, which divides… …

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  • 162Rance tidal power plant — The Rance tidal power plant ( Usine marémotrice de la Rance in french, Stankell vordredan ar Renk in Breton) is the world s first electrical generating station powered by tidal energy. It is located on the estuary of the Rance River, in Bretagne …

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  • 163Orinoco River — Major river, South America. It rises on the western slopes of the Parima Mountains along the border between Venezuela and Brazil. It flows in a giant arc through Venezuela for about 1,700 mi (2,740 km) and enters the Atlantic Ocean near the… …

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  • 164French protectorate of Cambodia — Protectorat du Cambodge Protectorate of Cambodia កម្ពុជាសម័យអាណានិគម Monarchy, Protectorate of France …

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  • 165autumnal equinox — i. The point of intersection of the ecliptic and celestial equator (equinoctial) when the sun is moving from north to south. Also called the first point of Libra. ii. The time of the crossing of the sun across the celestial equator from north to… …

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  • 166zenith — The point on a celestial sphere directly overhead the observer. It is called the observer’s zenith. An astronomical zenith is where an imaginary plumb line through the observer and the center of the earth intersects the celestial sphere. A… …

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  • 167degree — /dəˈgri / (say duh gree) noun 1. a step or stage in an ascending or descending scale, or in a course or process. 2. Genetics, Law, etc. a certain distance or remove in the line of descent or consanguinity. 3. a stage in a scale of rank or… …

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  • 168line — I. /laɪn / (say luyn) noun 1. a mark or stroke long in proportion to its breadth, made with a pen, pencil, tool, etc., on a surface. 2. something resembling a traced line, as a band of colour, a seam, a furrow, etc.: lines of stratification in… …

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  • 169East — East, a. 1. Toward the rising sun; or toward the point where the sun rises when in the equinoctial; as, the east gate; the east border; the east side; the east wind is a wind that blows from the east. [1913 Webster] 2. (Eccl.) Designating, or… …

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  • 170History of Mauritius — The known history of Mauritius begins with its discovery by Europeans and its appearance on maps in the early sixteenth century. Mauritius was successively colonized by the Dutch, the French and the British, and became independent in 1968.… …

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  • 171Tropical year — A tropical year (also known as a solar year), for general purposes, is the length of time that the Sun takes to return to the same position in the cycle of seasons, as seen from Earth; for example, the time from vernal equinox to vernal equinox,… …

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  • 172Iranian calendar — The Iranian calendar or Solar Hejri ( 19 March || Demise of Muhammad and Martyrdom of Imam Hassan || | 20 March || Nationalization of the oil industries || | 4 June || Anniversary of the passing of Imam Khomeini|| || 1989 5 June || Anniversary of …

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  • 173Earth Day — is one of two observances, both held annually during spring in the northern hemisphere, and autumn in the southern hemisphere. These are intended to inspire awareness of and appreciation for the Earth s environment. The United Nations celebrates… …

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  • 174New Hebrides — Condominium Condominium des Nouvelles Hébrides 1906–1980 …

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  • 175Colonial Brazil — Viceroyalty of Brazil Vice reino do Brasil Colony, Viceroyalty 1500–1815 …

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  • 176French West Africa — Afrique occidentale française Federation of French colonies ↓ …

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  • 177Mascarene Islands — Native name: Mascareignes Topographic map of Mascarene Islands …

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  • 178Coromandel Coast — This article is about the Coromandel Coast of India. For the similarly named region in New Zealand, see Coromandel Peninsula. Districts along the Coromandel Coast …

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  • 179Line-crossing ceremony — U.S. Sailors and Marines participate in a line crossing ceremony aboard USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) as the ship passes the Equator May 16, 2008. It has been a long naval tradition to initiate pollywogs, sailors who have never crossed the Equator,… …

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  • 180Cosmic year (Chinese astrology) — According to Jeung San Do, the universe generates and cultivates life through a cyclic process of birth, growth, harvest, and rest (生長殮藏). This is closely related to the fluctuation and interplay of the two polar energies, yin and yang and its… …

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