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insulated brackets, typically at intervals of 10 feet (3.0 metres) or so. The trains have metal contact blocks called "shoes" which make contact with the conductor rail. The traction current is returned to the generating station through the running rails. The conductor rail is usually made

Colonel Tom Parker print that page

Parker was born Andreas Cornelis van Kuijk in Breda, the Netherlands, [ 3 ] the seventh of eleven children. [ 3 ] As a boy, he worked as a barker at carnivals in his home town, learning many of the attributes that he would require in later life working in the entertainment industry. [ 3

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Vulcan (Star Trek) print that page

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them in a drink for fear that the alcohol would affect his logic faculties. In Star Trek: First Contact , when the Vulcans first met Zefram Cochrane , he served them alcoholic beverages, which they took in lieu of dancing. In "non-canon" Trek-related literature, such as the novelization of

History of Greenland print that page

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several centuries. Denmark-Norway nonetheless claimed the territory, and, after centuries of no contact between the Norse Greenlanders and their Scandinavian brethren, it was feared that the Greenlanders had lapsed back into paganism ; so a missionary expedition was sent out to reinstate

Choctaw print that page

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The Choctaw (alternatively spelled Chahta , Chactas , Chato , Tchakta , Chocktaw , and Chactaw ) are a Native American people originally from the Southeastern United States ( Mississippi , Florida , Alabama , and Louisiana ). The Choctaw language belongs to the Muskogean linguistic group

Basketball print that page

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then resume dribbling). Various violations are generally called "fouls". Disruptive physical contact (a personal foul ) is penalized, and a free throw is usually awarded to an offensive player if he is fouled while shooting the ball. A technical foul may also be issued when certain infractions

Lake Burley Griffin print that page

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Griffin designed the lake with many geometric motifs, so that the axes of his design lined up with natural geographical landmarks in the area. However, government authorities changed his original plans and no substantial work was completed before he left Australia in 1920. His scheme remained

Pre-Columbian trans-oceanic contact print that page

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ambiguous or circumstantial evidence cited by proponents. Only one instance of pre-Columbian European contact – the Norse settlement at L'Anse aux Meadows in Newfoundland, Canada c. 1000 CE – is regarded by scholars as demonstrated. [ 1 ] The scientific responses to other pre-Columbian

Operation Bribie print that page

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third of the lead platoon falling wounded in the initial volleys. A Company subsequently broke contact and withdrew under heavy fire from what appeared to be a Viet Cong base area. Initially believing they were opposed by only a company, 6RAR subsequently launched a quick attack by two companies

Bevan Spencer von Einem print that page

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The name Bevan Spencer von Einem first came to attention on the night of 10 May 1972 when two homosexual men were thrown into the River Torrens by a group of men believed to be police officers. The river banks, or "Number 1 beat " as it was then known, was a place for homosexuals to meet