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(Encyclopedia)SOS, code letters of the international distress signal. The signal is expressed in International Morse code as …———… (three dots, three dashes, three dots). This combination was ...


(Encyclopedia)Náxos näk´sôs, nk´ss [key], island (1991 pop. 14,838), c.160 sq mi (410 sq km), SE Greece, in the Aegean Sea; largest of the Cyclades. Náxos, the chief town, is on the western shore. The fer...

Baraka, Amiri

(Encyclopedia)Baraka, Amiri amr brä´k [key], 1934–2014, American poet, playwright, and political activist, b. Newark, N.J., as Everett LeRoy Jones, studied at Rutgers Univ., Howard Univ. In college he a...

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