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2014-01-14 08:27:42

Weinstein Company production to be helmed by directors Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg of the Academy Award-nominated Best Foreign Film "Kon-Tiki" BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The epic adventures of Marco Polo, a kinetic tale of high politics, masterful manipulation and deadly warfare among clashing empires, will premiere exclusively for Netflix members to watch instantly in all Netflix territories in late 2014. (Logo:...

2011-07-25 10:50:51

A genetic study of the world's largest sheep species has revealed that the big-horned animals travel extensively across the mountainous borders of Afghanistan, Tajikistan, and China according to Wildlife Conservation Society researchers with the support of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Using a non-invasive technique that extracts DNA from fecal samples, researchers in WCS's Afghanistan Program found that Marco Polo sheep in the Pamir Mountains of Afghanistan are...

2010-11-28 21:00:00

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Nov. 28, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "La Commedia," a multimedia opera by Dutch composer Louis Andriessen, has won the 2011 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition. The work, based on Dante's "The Divine Comedy," premiered at the 2008 Holland Festival in Amsterdam. The Netherlands Opera produced the performance in association with American film director Hal Hartley. The piece, which incorporates diverse musical languages, is wide-ranging but...

2009-10-06 07:15:00

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- A mysterious legend of the Pemon tribe in the Caribbean islands tells of a gate between the divine and the Canaiman jungle, and it is up to a group of adults, orphans and an ancient dog to fulfill the legend and their destiny. Journey through time in Captain Atlantis' new novel, "Murata Tek: A Journey Through Legends, Time and Adventure" (published by AuthorHouse), as these unsuspecting tropical adventurers push the boundaries of humanity and...

2009-04-13 13:50:00

New Album, 'New Jack City II,' Available Now NEW YORK, April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- With his much-anticipated new album, "New Jack City II," in stores now, hip-hop icon Bow Wow is celebrating April 2009 with his fans as an Xbox LIVE(R) "Artist of the Month." On Wednesday, April 15, Bow Wow will play the popular Xbox 360 video game, NBA Live 09, online with Xbox LIVE(R) Gold members. Gamers who want an opportunity to play Bow Wow can send a friend request to the following Gamertag: Bow Wow...

2009-03-19 08:52:55

Scientists have used a popular kids swimming pool game to guide their development of a system for controlling moving robots that can autonomously detect and capture other moving targets. Engineers from Duke University and the University of New Mexico have used the simple pursuit-evasion game "Marco Polo" to solve a complex problem -- namely, how to create a system that allows robots to not only "sense" a moving target, but intercept it. Such systems have broad applications, ranging from...

2009-03-16 12:07:00

NEW YORK, March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Columbia Records is set to release New Jack City II, the new full-length studio album from hip-hop superstar Bow Wow, on Tuesday, March 31. One of the year's most heavily anticipated urban music releases, New Jack City II is the first solo album from Bow Wow since 2006's The Price of Fame and his first full-length album release since Face Off, the artist's 2007 collaboration with Omarion. Bow Wow, who considers all of his fans as a family, invites them to...

2008-12-01 13:30:00

BOGOTA, Colombia, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of the National Agricultural Exchange (Bolsa Nacional Agropecuaria) has chosen Marco Polo Latam B.V. as their consultant for the selection and implementation of an electronic trading system. Marco Polo will provide the BNA with recommendations for purchasing an electronic trading platform and its implementation. "Certainly the commodity-derivatives markets are played in a global setting rather than a purely local environment,"...

2008-11-12 12:00:15

CHICAGO, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Little Marco Polo, Chicago's premier domain name registrar and web hosting company, today announced a new utility within its website builder application, WebSite Tonight(R), which gives customers the ability to automatically and instantaneously add fresh and attractive content to their site through RSS feeds. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081112/AQW029LOGO) The newest version of WebSite Tonight(R) allows site creators to incorporate RSS...

Latest Marco Polo Reference Libraries

2007-08-14 04:03:55

The Marco Polo Sheep (Ovis ammon polii), is a subspecies of sheep, specifically the Argali. These sheep are found only in the Pamir Mountains in the border region of China, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Tajikistan. Some of the protected areas where the species occurs include the Khunjerab National Park and Central Karakoram National Park in northern Pakistan and the Taxkongau Nature Reserve in southwestern China. The Marco Polo sheep is particularly known for its long horns. The longest horn...

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  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
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This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.