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Amazon

Amazon

          The Amazon is a river in South America, flowing over 6,683 km (4,150 miles) through Peru, Colombia, and Brazil into the Atlantic Ocean. It drains two fifths of the continent and, in terms of water flow, it is the largest river in the world.   The river bore various names […]

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hecatomb

hecatomb

    Procession of sacrificial oxen – Parthenon       Hécatombe. A sacrifice wherein a hundred beasts were killed. Randle Cotgrave – A Dictionarie of the French and English Tongues – 1611       A hecatomb is an extensive loss of life for a particular cause, but, in ancient Greece or Rome, it […]

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