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Tarpan

Tarpan — The Tarpan, Equus ferus ferus, was the Eurasian wild horse. The last specimen of this species died in captivity in Ukraine in 1918 or 1919. Polish farmers often crossed the tarpan with their domestic horses. The result was a small horse breed, the Konik. Such animals, as the Konik, and also the Sorraia Horse preserved in Portugal, are …

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Sable

Sable — The sable (Martes zibellina) is a small mammal, closely akin to the marten, living in southern Russia near the Ural Mountains through Siberia and Mongolia to Hokkaidō in Japan. Its range in the wild originally extended through European Russia to Poland and Scandinavia. It has achieved fame for its fur, which is integrated into various clothes fashions (for …

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Beaver

Beaver — Beavers are semi-aquatic rodents native to North America and Europe. They are the only living members of the family Castoridae, which contains a single genus, Castor. Genetic research has shown the European and North American beaver populations to be distinct species and that hybridization is unlikely. Beavers are best known for their natural trait of building dams in …

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Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 — The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 was a jet fighter developed for the USSR by Artem Mikoyan and Mikhail Gurevich. The MiG-15 was one of the first successful swept wing jet fighters, and it achieved fame in the skies over Korea, where early in the war, it outclassed all straight-winged enemy fighters in daylight. The MiG-15 also served as the …

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World Religions

World Religions — From the earliest known evidence of human religion by Homo sapiens Neanderthalensis around 100,000 years ago to the present day, religion continues to be a very influential aspect of human lives. Today, there are numerous challenges and problems faced by humans from every possible background, location and social class. Every day people must face issues of health, safety …

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Uncategorized Acronyms

Alphabetical Listing of Uncategorized Acronyms 2.5G — Second-and-a-half-generation Mobile Telephone System 2D — Two 2G — Second 3D — Three 3G — Third 3I — Investors In Industry (venture Capitalists) 3M — Minnesota Mining And Manufacturing Company 4D — Four-dimensional (usually Three Spatial Plus One Temporal Dimension 4G — Fourth-generation Mobile Telephone System 4GL — Fourth-generation Programming Language 4WD — …

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