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2012-04-01 23:00:49

Great Atlantic Travel & Tour is currently taking contact information from those interested in reserving a spot to experience the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Virginia Beach, VA (PRWEB) March 31, 2012 Brazil is gearing up to host the 2014 FIFA World Cup. As host, Brazil gets an automatic bid with the remaining 31 teams determined by over 800 qualifying matches. The first match was played in June of 2011 and will continue until late 2013. Sprawling across half of South America, Brazil...


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2009-07-02 22:38:33

The Amazon Rainforest (known as Floresta Amazônica or Amazônia in Portuguese, and Selva Amazónica or Amazonia in Spanish), also known as Amazonia, or the Amazon Jungle, is a moist broadleaf forest that covers almost all of the Amazon Basin in South America. The basin consists of 1.7 billion acres, of which 1.4 billion acres is rainforest. This rainforest covers nine nations (Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana). Brazil contains...

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callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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