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2006-08-16 07:45:41

By Jason Webb MADRID (Reuters) - An area the size of New York City was destroyed in forest fires that raged across northwestern Spain this month, sparking accusations of political incompetence and organised arson, an official said on Wednesday. "A very large area has burned, about 70,000 hectares," said Emilio Perez, the Galicia region's head of government, adding that many of the hundreds of fires were started on purpose. The area burned became a political issue when Spain's...

2005-07-23 13:43:52

By Adrian Croft MADRID (Reuters) - Spain blamed radical groups seeking the independence of the Galicia region for a bomb that exploded in the busy pilgrimage center of Santiago de Compostela on Saturday, causing minor damage but no injuries. Police arrested two people they believe planted the bomb that exploded outside the main office of regional savings bank Caixa Galicia, officials said. "The police link those responsible with radical independence groups," a government statement said....

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Pyrenean Chamois, Rupicapra pyrenaica
2012-10-12 12:22:51

The Pyrenean chamois (Rupicapra pyrenaica), also known as the izard or isard in the French language, is a species of goat-antelope that can be found in the Cantabrian Mountains, the Apennine Mountains, and the Pyrenees. It will reside in habitats at an elevation of up to 9,842 feet. It holds three subspecies. The Pyrenean chamois is small, reaching an average height of 2.6 feet at the shoulder. Both males and females grow backward curving horns that reach an average length of 7.8 inches. The...

2007-07-16 16:22:52

The Pyrenean Ibex (Capra pyrenaica pyrenaica), is one of two extinct species of Spanish Ibex. The subspecies once ranged across the Pyrenees in France and Spain and the surrounding area, including the Basque Country, Navarre, and north Catalonia. The diet of the Pyrenean Ibex consisted of grass, herbs and lichens. The ibex was paraxonic, with the plane of symmetry of each foot passing between the third and fourth digits. The third and fourth digits were quite large and bore most of the...

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  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.