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(Encyclopedia)roque: see croquet.

Sáenz Peña, Roque

(Encyclopedia)Sáenz Peña, Roque rōˈkā säˈāns pāˈnyä [key], 1851–1914, Argentine statesman, president of the republic (1910–14); son of an earlier president (1892–95), Luis Sáenz Peña. He had an a...

Irigoyen, Hipólito

(Encyclopedia)Irigoyen, Hipólito ēpōˈlētō ērēgōˈyān [key], 1850?–1933, Argentine political leader, president of the republic (1916–22, 1928–30). In 1896 he became the leader of the Radicals, a bour...

São Francisco

(Encyclopedia)São Francisco souN frəsēshˈko͝o [key], river, c.1,800 mi (2,900 km) long, rising in the Serra de Canastra, SW Minas Gerais state, Brazil, and flowing northeast, then southeast through the sertão...

Canary Islands

(Encyclopedia)Canary Islands, Span. Islas Canarias, group of seven islands (2020 est. pop. 2,161,000), 2,875 sq mi (7,445 sq km), autonomous community of Spain, ...

Lisbon

(Encyclopedia)Lisbon lĭzˈbən [key], Port. Lisboa, ancient Olisipo, city (1991 pop. 677,790), W Portugal, capital of Portugal and of Lisboa dist., on the Tagus River where it broadens to enter the Atlantic Ocean....

telescope

(Encyclopedia)CE5 Mirror arrangements for a reflecting telescope telescope, traditionally, a system of lenses, mirrors, or both, used to gather light from a distant object and form an image of it. Traditional o...

Brazil

(Encyclopedia)CE5 Brazil brəzĭlˈ , Port. Brasil, officially Federative Republic of Brazil, republic (2...

Argentina

(Encyclopedia)CE5 Argentina ärjəntēˈnə, Span. ärhāntēˈnä , officially Argentine Republic, republic (2020 est. pop. 45,380,000), 1,072,157 sq mi (2,776,889 sq km), S ...

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