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2014-07-25 00:20:50

WASHINGTON, July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO OPINION RESEARCH Profile America -- Friday, July 25th. The past few decades have seen a mounting number and frequency of public opinion polls, whether from the traditional Gallup and Harris firms to those commissioned by newspapers or political campaigns. The first such poll in U.S. history...

2014-07-24 23:06:53

Septodont has generously donated over $138,000 in sealant and anesthesia reversal products to National Children’s Oral Health Foundation: America’s ToothFairy® (NCOHF) to help save young smiles. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 July 22, 2014 – Septodont has generously donated over $138,000 in sealant and anesthesia reversal products to National Children’s Oral Health Foundation: America’s ToothFairy® (NCOHF) to help save young smiles. The donation of over 1,000...

2014-07-24 23:00:39

New report by RTI International summarizes research on the current scope of food insecurity and hunger in America. Research Triangle Park, NC (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 Vulnerable populations such as children, the elderly, ethnic minorities, and low-income households are disproportionately affected by food security, despite the extensive private and public food safety net in the United States, according to a new report by RTI International. Under Section 743 of the Consolidated Appropriations...

2014-07-24 16:27:51

"ThrowbackYearbook" contest winners will feature America's most trendsetting, inspiring, and talented grandparents NEW YORK, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Caring Across Generations, a national movement sparking connections across generations to transform how we care in America, today announced the launch of ThrowbackSummer, a summer-long celebration of the relationships between grandparents and grandchildren. ThrowbackSummer kicks off with an online contest, "ThrowbackYearbook," in...

2014-07-24 00:21:16

WASHINGTON, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO NATIONAL DRIVE-THRU DAY Profile America -- Thursday, July 24th. This is National Drive-Thru Day -- noting the popularity of restaurants that take orders by intercom and then pass the food out a window to the customers wanting to keep on the move. The first such service was the idea of Robert...

2014-07-23 23:10:41

Recommendations Guide States in Supporting People and Family Caregivers Facing Alzheimer's Disease New York, New York (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 In an effort to help advance the goals of the “National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease” at the state level, the National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC) and the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) this week released a white paper that examines the scope of the Alzheimer’s crisis, and the need for wide-scale implementation of state...

2014-07-23 16:27:18

Vienna (Parkersburg) Marks First Aspen Dental Practice To Open in West Virginia SYRACUSE, N.Y., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Thursday, July 24 may just be another day on the calendar, but for the dentist and team at the new Aspen Dental practice in Vienna, West Virginia, it marks a historic moment. "Aspen Dental continues its mission to provide access to quality, affordable dental care by opening our first practice in West Virginia on July 24," said Dr. William F. Buckley Jr., lead dentist...

2014-07-23 16:23:35

In the news release, Applications Now Open for the Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Awards, issued 23-Jul-2014 by Levitt Pavilions over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that in the sentence, "Online applications are due October 15" the website should read "amp.levittpavilions.org" rather than "www.amp.levittpavilions.org" as originally issued inadvertently. The complete, corrected release follows: Applications Now Open for the Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Awards $25K matching grants...

2014-07-23 12:28:57

$25K matching grants will bring free concerts to small and mid-sized cities LOS ANGELES, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Calling all small to mid-sized cities across the country: America's largest free outdoor concert series is about to get even larger, and the spotlight is on you! http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140723/129629 The Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Awards is an exciting, new matching grant opportunity, created by Levitt Pavilions, serving small to mid-sized cities...

2014-07-23 00:20:21

WASHINGTON, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO COFFEE RATIONING Profile America -- Wednesday, July 23rd. The home front during World War II had to cope with some irritating limitations and scarcities, notably gas rationing and a lack of new cars and tires. But what for many was a real wartime crisis was coffee rationing. Imposed in 1942...


Latest America Reference Libraries

York Chocolate
2013-06-11 13:15:07

The York chocolate cat, also known as the York, is a breed of domestic cat that originated in America in 1983 and is used as a show cat. It was developed by Janet Chiefari, who bred kittens that were descendants of Siamese cats. The York can be medium or large with a slightly long nose, a round head, and large round eyes that are gold or green in color. Its feet are sometimes tufted and it has a fluffy tail. Its body is covered in semi-long, soft fur that can vary in color. Preferred colors...

Yosemite National Park
2013-04-17 14:20:47

Yosemite National Park is located in eastern California in the United States in the central area of Sierra Nevada, extending to the western slopes of the range. The park holds 761,268 acres of protected land. The area became very popular after Thomas Ayres, the artist who was responsible for much of the publicity of the area, and an entrepreneur named James Mason Hutchings visited in 1855. Early tourists that visited Yosemite before it was a national park could enjoy passing over the Wawona...

Grand Canyon National Park
2013-03-19 15:03:05

Grand Canyon National Park is located in the American state of Arizona and is the country’s fifteenth established park. The main feature of the park is the Grand Canyon, which is a gorge of the Colorado River, and is often thought of as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. The park contains 1,217,262 acres of land. It was established as an official national park in 1919, but the area was already well known as a landmark for thirty years. In 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt...

Ronald Evans Jr.
2012-10-25 11:30:42

Ronald Ellwin Evans, Jr. was an astronaut that worked with NASA on the Apollo missions and served as a Captain in the United States Navy. Evans is one of the twenty-four astronauts to fly to the moon. . Evans was born on November 10, 1933 in St. Francis, Kansas. He graduated from Highland Park High School in Topeka, Kansas. Boy Scouts of America played a huge role in Evans youth as he attained the highest level of Life Scout. Evans then went on to study at the University of Kansas...

Plain Chachalaca, Ortalis vetula
2012-03-22 23:28:04

The Plain Chachalaca (Ortalis vetula) is a large species of bird in the Cracidae family. It is found in tropical and subtropical environments from mezquital thickets in the Rio Grande Valley in southeastern Texas to northernmost Costa Rica. In Central America, this species occurs in the Pacific lowlands from Chiapas, Mexico to northern Nicaragua. It occurs solely as a separate population in Costa Rica. Its habitat is dry and moist forests, especially where interspersed with scrub and savanna....

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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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