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boa

Large constricting snake that gives birth to live young. The boa constrictor (Constrictor constrictor) of the American tropics can grow to 3.7m (12ft) in length. The iridescent rainbow ...

Trade, International

Trade, International   Reference library

Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

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Current Version:
2008
Subject:
History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
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11,764 words

...Prosperity and Peace? ” Agriculture & Rural Development , 1 (2005): 46–49. Yeats, Alexander J. , Azita Amjadi , Ulrich Reincke , and Francis Ng. “ What Caused Sub-Saharan Africa's Marginalization in World Trade? ” Finance & Development 33, no. 4 (1996): 38–41. Morten Bøås East Asia From about 1750 to the present East Asia saw key changes in how governments regulated trade with foreign countries, in the way merchants organized trade, and in the composition and volume of traded goods. International trade in East Asia can be divided into three major...

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World Encyclopedia

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
Length:
60 words

... Large constricting snake that gives birth to live young. The boa constrictor ( Constrictor constrictor ) of the American tropics can grow to 3.7m (12ft) in length. The iridescent rainbow boa, the emerald tree boa, and the rosy boa are smaller species. Most boas are tree-dwellers, but the rubber boa of the w USA is a burrowing species. Family...

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Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (19 ed.)

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Current Version:
2013

... Pliny ( Natural History , VIII, xiv (1st century ad )) fancifully says that the word is from Latin bos (‘cow’), from the belief that the snake sucked the milk of...

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Mike Allaby

Dictionary Plus Science and Technology

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Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Science and technology
Length:
59 words

... A snake belonging to one of the 43 species in the family Boidae, non-venomous snakes that kill prey by constriction, preventing the victim from breathing so it suffocates. Most are large, the boa constrictor growing to about 4 m. Most species give birth to live young. They occur in many parts of the tropics and subtropics. Mike...

Boa Vista

Boa Vista (Brazil, Cape Verde)   Quick reference

Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Place Names (6 ed.)

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2020

...Boa Vista , Brazil, Cape Verde ‘Good View’ from the Portuguese boa , the feminine of bom ...

São João da Boa Vista

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Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Place Names (6 ed.)

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2020

...São João da Boa Vista , São Paulo/Brazil ( Santo Antônio do Jaguari, São João do Jaguari ) First ‘ St Antony ( c. 1193–1231 ) (of Padua) of the Jaguars’, a Franciscan friar who was born in Lisbon, Portugal, and then ‘St John of the Jaguars’. Renamed again, its present name means ‘St John of the Beautiful View’....

Boa Morte, Sergina da Anunciação da

Boa Morte, Sergina da Anunciação da (1948– )   Reference library

Nicolás Fernández Bravo and Amy Savage

Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro–Latin American Biography

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Current Version:
2016
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
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1,026 words

... Morte, Sergina da Anunciação da ( 1948–  ), Afro-descendant artist and activist , founder of the association “A Turma da Bahiana” of Buenos Aires, was born on 9 September 1948 in the city of São Paulo, Brazil. She is the daughter of Ercilia Francisca de Paula, a housewife, and Joaquín Assumpção da Boa Morte. She attended high school in Brazil, and began her interest in theater and music when still in high school. She is the mother of five daughters, one born in Brazil, another in Uruguay, and three in Argentina, and she has two grandchildren. In 1971 ...

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A Dictionary of Abbreviations

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Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Encyclopedias, Language reference
Length:
4 words

... basic ordering...

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A Dictionary of Abbreviations

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Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Encyclopedias, Language reference
Length:
4 words

... beginning of...

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BOA [Airline]   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Abbreviations

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Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Encyclopedias, Language reference
Length:
5 words

... [Airline] Boniair =...

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A Dictionary of Abbreviations

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Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Encyclopedias, Language reference
Length:
4 words

... broadband optical...

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BOA [United Nations]   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Abbreviations

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Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Encyclopedias, Language reference
Length:
7 words

... [United Nations] DPKO Board of...

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BOA [Railway]   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Abbreviations

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Encyclopedias, Language reference
Length:
7 words

... [Railway] Bogie Strip Coil railway...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Language reference, History of English
Length:
14 words

... large S. American snake. XIX. — modL. use of L. boa , of unkn....

BOA

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A Dictionary of Abbreviations

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Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Encyclopedias, Language reference
Length:
8 words

... [Airport Code] Boma airport, Congo Democratic...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

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Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Names studies
Length:
65 words

... • Current frequencies: GB 206, Ireland 0 • GB frequency 1881: 127 • Main GB location 1881: widespread in Scotland; esp. Ross and Cromarty; Bute; Roxburghs Scottish : see Bow . Early bearers: James Boa , 1659 in IGI (Newton); Bessie Boa , 1678 in IGI (Glencorse, Midlothian); Helen Boa , 1686 in IGI (Jedbugh, Roxburghs); Patrick Boa , 1708 in IGI (Minto, Roxburghs). Boa, 1881 frequency. © Archer...

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New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2013
Subject:
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Length:
68 words

... • anoa , Balboa, blower, boa, foregoer, goer, grower, hoer, jerboa, knower, Krakatoa, Lebowa, lower, moa, mower, Mururoa, Noah, o'er, proa, protozoa, rower, Samoa, sewer, Shenandoah, shower, sower, spermatozoa, Stour, thrower, tower • shadower • widower • racegoer • theatregoer ( US theatergoer) • churchgoer • echoer • follower , swallower • snowblower • lawnmower • genoa • winnower • harrower • winegrower • borrower • burrower •...

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Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Music
Length:
206 words

...Lain . The late 90s saw the release of a debut album, 1998’s The Race Of A Thousand Camels , as well as an EP a year later, The Tall Snake , but both failed to be domestically released. Henderson left Bôa in 2000 to join his wife in Moth . Bôa’s first release to be given worldwide distribution (and issued via the Pioneer label) was 2001’s Twilight , which was supported with the quintet’s inaugural tour of America. The same year however, Turrell abruptly left the band, citing a desire to pursue other interests. ALBUMS The Race Of A Thousand Camels ...

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Pocket Oxford-Hachette French Dictionary: French-English (4 ed.)

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Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
Length:
4 words
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Pocket Oxford Spanish Dictionary: Spanish-English (4 ed.)

Reference type:
Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
Length:
4 words

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