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2008-06-17 00:00:15

Paignton Probus Club met at the Redcliffe Hotel to see a film of the five-year operation to save game and wildlife from the advancing waters of Lake Kariba. In the late 1950s, Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) became home to the world's largest man-made dam, a hydroelectric power station built across the Zambezi River, about 400km from Victoria Falls. It would provide power for most of the country, but in the process form Lake Kariba and flood the Zambezi Valley, home to thousands of native animals....


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.