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(Encyclopedia)Macao, China: see Macau.

Von Sternberg, Joseph

(Encyclopedia)Von Sternberg, Joseph (Jo Sternberg), 1894–1969, Austrian-American film director and screenwriter. Von Sternberg, who worked in the United States from 1925, made films that were noted for their dazz...

Adelson, Sheldon Gary

(Encyclopedia) Adelson, Sheldon Gary, 1933-2021, American casino owner and political donor, b. Boston, MA. Adelson was born to poor, Jewish, Eastern European immigrants. After attending, but not comple...


(Encyclopedia)Macau or Macao məkouˈ [key], Port. Macau, Mandarin Aomen, special administrative region of China, formerly administered by Portugal (2015 est. pop. 601,000), 10.8 sq mi (28.2 sq km), adjoining Guang...


(Encyclopedia)parrot, common name for members of the order Psittaciformes, comprising nearly 400 species of colorful birds, pantropical in distribution, including the parakeets. Parrots have large heads and short n...

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