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2015-03-26 23:00:15

The Lodge at Chaa Creek is now accepting bookings for a new Belize Summer Solstice Wellness vacation package, which combines health and wellbeing with an exploration of Belize’s rich Maya heritage

2015-03-26 08:36:17

Conference to attract thousands of global industry leaders from across North America, Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America to discuss transformative innovations. MIAMI, March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/

2015-03-25 08:39:21

Partnership with the Family of Seneca Resorts & Casinos Creates the First DFS Site with a Premier Casino Brand HARRISON, N.Y., March 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

2015-03-24 08:34:52

$1M+ to help Canadian Cancer Society and Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada improve cancer literacy and education among Inuit TORONTO, March 24, 2015 /CNW/ - In an effort to support increased

2015-03-19 23:00:28

The Lodge at Chaa Creek is offering grandparents a unique opportunity to share a jungle adventure with younger members of the family with a new Belize Family Summer Adventure vacation package

2015-03-19 12:25:41

Architect Rodney Leon Designs Spiritual Place of Remembrance NEW YORK, March 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The United Nations announced today the observance of the eighth International

2015-03-19 12:24:38

PARIS, March 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The first webisode highlighting the creative partnership between Cointreau and

2015-03-17 23:10:14

To follow on the success of the recently published multi-client study for the Americas and China, InfoTrends announces the launch of a new report focusing on how mobile devices will have an impact

2015-03-17 12:23:19

BOGOTÁ, Colombia, March 17, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An intense and prolonged dry season in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta combined with fires set by Kogi indigenous people for agricultural


Latest Americas Reference Libraries

Eastern Pondhawk
2014-11-19 10:48:05

The eastern pondhawk (Erythemis simplicicollis), also known as the common pondhawk, is a species of dragonfly that can be found in North America. Its range includes eastern areas of the United States, Belize, two provinces of Canada including Ontario, Costa Rica, Cuba, Honduras, Jamaica, eleven states in Mexico, and Nicaragua, among other areas. This species is found near almost every source of water. It differs in appearance depending upon the sex, with males holding blue and green color and...

Pony of the Americas
2014-05-19 11:56:38

The Pony of the Americas (POA) is a breed of pony that was developed in the state of Iowa, United States. The stallion was an Arabian, Appaloosa, Shetland cross and the registry was formed in 1954 for the breed. Within 15 years there were 12,500 ponies registered and currently the Pony of the Americas Club is one of the largest registries in the United States. As of 2012 there has been over 50,000 registered ponies, 2,000 members and had over 40 affiliate chapters. Shetland pony breeder...

Passenger Pigeon, Ectopistes migratorius
2014-04-18 10:16:19

The Passenger Pigeon or the Wild Pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius) is an extinct North American bird. The species resided in enormous migratory flocks until the early 20th century, when hunting and habitat destruction led to its demise. One flock in 1866 in southern Ontario was described as being 1 mile wide and 300 miles long, took 14 hours to pass, and held more than 3.5 billion birds. That number, if it is accurate, would likely represent a large fraction of the entire population at that...

Hispaniolan Pine, Pinus occidentalis
2014-02-26 08:30:03

Hispaniolan pine (Pinus occidentalis) is found largely on the Caribbean island Hispaniola growing on the slopes. Hispaniolan pine forests can be found on the island of Haiti and the Dominican Republic in the mountain range. The Hispaniolan pine can grow in mixed stands of trees with other broadleaf trees at elevations between 2789 and 6890 feet and in pure stands from 6890 feet up to 10,420 feet. These trees are also found in the lowlands growing in acidic soil that is rich in iron and...

Leif Ericson
2014-01-06 10:25:39

Leif Ericson was a Norse explorer seen as the first European to land in North America nearly 500 years prior to Christopher Columbus. According to the Sagas of Icelanders, he established a Norse settlement at Vinland, identified with the Norse L’Anse aux Meadows on the northern point of Newfoundland in modern-day Canada. It is believed that Leif was born in Iceland around the 970’s - the son of father Erik the Red, an explorer and outlaw from Western Norway. Erik founded the first...

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quotha
  • Forsooth! indeed! originally a parenthetical phrase used in repeating the words of another with more or less contempt or disdain.
The word 'quotha' is an alteration of 'quoth he'.
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