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2015-01-29 08:22:15

PORTLAND, Oregon, January 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- A forklift truck, also known as fork truck, lift truck, or forklift, is widely used to lift and move materials within

2015-01-28 16:27:31

First quarter revenues rose 4 percent to $738 million; net earnings per diluted share were $0.92, including a $0.07 per diluted share restructuring charge; company maintaining annual earnings guidance

2015-01-27 23:09:42

Whole Foods Markets answers prickly pear prayers in the Northeast Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) January 27, 2015 After a powerful courtship and heavy flirtation

2015-01-26 08:27:02

Caribbean Island Offers "Starring Roles" And Celebrity Vacations PARK CITY, Utah, Jan.

2015-01-22 23:01:25

Companies are increasingly relying on analytics tools and teams to measure and drive performance of their business.

2015-01-22 23:00:22

Belize’s record tourist arrival records for 2014 are a result of quality and great word of mouth, according to The Lodge at Chaa Creek San Ignacio, Belize

2015-01-22 16:25:36

W.K. Kellogg Foundation President and CEO La June Montgomery Tabron Responds to NCAI President Brian Cladoosby's State of Indian Nations Address BATTLE CREEK, Mich., Jan.

2015-01-21 12:20:47

In the news release, Let the Countdown Begin: The Premiere of Tyrexpo2015 Is Just 15 Weeks Away!, issued 20-Jan-2015 by Tyrexpo2015 over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that


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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deuteragonist
  • A person in a secondary role, specifically the second most important character (after the protagonist).
The word 'deuteragonist' comes from a Greek word meaning 'an actor of second-class parts'.
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