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2009-10-19 13:25:00

A Chinese official said Monday that scientists have begun operating an earthquake monitoring station at the foot of Mount Everest in an effort to learn more about the world's highest peak.


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bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.