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FNM Brasinca
2014-02-21 10:00:20

Fabrica Nacional de Motores (FNM) was a vehicle and engine manufacturer in Duque de Caxias, near Rio de Janeiro from 1942 to 1988. FNM was formed in 1942 as part of the Estado Novo agenda of President Getulio Dornelles Vargas to kick start the Brazilian industrial sector. Originally, FNM manufactured American Curtiss-Wright aircraft engines, ammunition, bicycles, spindles and refrigerators. After WWII, the government wanted to launch a vehicle manufacturing industry, so in 1949 it...

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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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