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Dos Passos, John Roderigo(Encyclopedia)Dos Passos, John Roderigo, 1896–1970, American novelist, b. Chicago, grad. Harvard, 1916. He subsequently studied in Spain and served as a World War I ambulance driver in France and Italy. In his fi...
Dos Passos, John Randolph(Encyclopedia)Dos Passos, John Randolph ds ps´s [key], 1844–1917, American lawyer, b. Philadelphia. He was admitted to the bar in 1865 and moved (1867) to New York City, where he conducted his practice. Hi...
Passos Coelho, Pedro(Encyclopedia)Passos Coelho, Pedro (Pedro Manuel Mamede Passos Coelho)p´dr pä´soosh kwl´oo [key], 1964–, Portuguese political leader, grad. Lusíada Univ., Lisbon, 2001. The son of a doctor, he spen...
Patos, Lagoa dos(Encyclopedia)Patos, Lagoa dos lgô´ doos pä´toos [key] [Port.,=lake of the ducks], shallow tidal lagoon, c.150 mi (240 km) long and up to 30 mi (48 km) wide, Rio Grande do Sul state, SE Brazil. A wide s...
translation(Encyclopedia)translation [Lat.,=carrying across], the rendering of a text into another language. Applied to literature, the term connotes the art of recomposing a work in another language without losing its origin...
dos Santos, José Eduardo(Encyclopedia)dos Santos, José Eduardo zhooz´ wär´doo doos säN´tooz [key], 1942–, president of Angola (1979–2017). Educated in the USSR as an engineer, he was foreign minister in the first ...
Eanes, António dos Santos Ramalho(Encyclopedia)Eanes, António dos Santos Ramalho äNtôn´yoo doos säN´tooz rämäl´yoo yä´nsh [key], 1935–, Portuguese military leader and politician. Eanes became disillusioned with Portugal's co...
Lourenço, João Manuel Gonçalves(Encyclopedia)Lourenço, João Manuel Gonçalves, 1954–, Angolan political leader and military officer. A member of the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), he fought against the Portuguese in th...
Rio Grande(Encyclopedia)Rio Grande, name of several rivers of Brazil. The largest rises in S Minas Gerais state, SE Brazil, and flows c.650 mi (1,050 km) NW to the Paranaíba River, with which it forms the Paraná River. Its...
Dosso Dossi(Encyclopedia)Dosso Dossi dôs´s dôs´s [key], 1479?–1542, Italian painter of the Ferrarese school, whose real name was Giovanni di Niccolò de Luteri He may have been a pupil of Lorenzo Costa, but was cer...
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