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Cento Italy

Cento, Italy

Hundreds of fields speckle the northern Italian landscape south of the Po River in this satellite image. Agriculture is one of the main economic uses of the Po Basin because of the fertile soils, and this image clearly...
Word of the Day
balow
  • An utterance used in lulling to sleep.
  • A lullaby.
  • A song containing this word.
'Balow' may be an alteration 'Bas le loup!,' (down! there the wolf), from an old French lullaby. However, the OED says this is only conjecture.
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There is in every American, I think, something of the old Daniel Boone who, when he could see the smoke from another chimney, felt himself too crowded and moved further out into the wilderness.

- Hubert H. Humphrey (1911 - 1978), U.S. Democratic politician, vice president.
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