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Gynoid

A gynoid is anything that resembles or pertains to the female human form. The term has more recently been applied to a humanoid robot designed to more accurately look like a human female with much more realism than normal androids, or of those with a sexual connotation. However, it has not gained popular usage to refer specifically to female robots, as the term android is used almost universally to refer to robotic humanoids regardless of apparent gender. Android is perceived as implying a male-styled robot according to some cultural readings however. The name is also used in American English medical terminology as a shortening of the term gynecoid.

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Torched

Torched is the recording guitarist Michael Hedges was working on at the time of his fatal automobile accident in 1997. It was released posthumously on the Windham Hill label.

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Andropogon gerardi

Andropogon gerardii, known commonly as big bluestem, turkeyfoot, tall bluestem, and bluejoint, is a tall grass native to much of the Great Plains and prairie regions of central North America and grasslands, savannas and woodlands throughout eastern North America.

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Robert Recorde

Robert Recorde was a Welsh physician and mathematician. He invented the "equals" sign and also introduced the pre-existing "plus" sign to English speakers in 1557.

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Water Power

Water Power is a pornographic film released c. 1976 directed by Shaun Costello. It was loosely based on the real-life exploits of the Illinois "Enema bandit", Michael H. Kenyon, who administered forced enemas to female college students in the 1960s and 70s. The film starred Jamie Gillis as a disturbed loner in the mode of Travis Bickle from Martin Scorsese's Taxi Driver. In preparing for his role, Gillis reportedly asked to be flown to Illinois to interview the man his character was based upon.

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Let It Shine

"Let It Shine" was the last single released from Agnetha Fältskog's third English language solo album I Stand Alone. The single was remixed in Sweden by Johan Ekelund. The single did not chart, and was the last single Fältskog released in the 1980s.

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Corn kernel

Corn kernels are the seeds of maize. Though technically a grain, maize kernels are used in cooking as a vegetable or starch. One ear of corn contains roughly 800 kernels in 16 rows. One hundred bushels of corn can contain upwards of 7,280,000 kernels. Corn is a popular food throughout the world in many forms; it is used in breakfast cereals in the Western world and it is a grain that can be eaten raw off the cob, although it is usually preferred cooked. In the United States, for economic reasons, corn is the basis of many products, in the form of high fructose corn syrup, in favor of cane sugar. The kernel of maize has a pericarp of the fruit fused with the seed coat referred to as "caryopsis", typical of the grasses, and the entire kernel is often referred to as the "seed". The cob is close to a multiple fruit in structure, except that the individual fruits never fuse into a single mass. The kernels are about the size of peas, and adhere in regular rows round a white, pithy substance, which forms the ear. An ear can commonly hold 600 kernels and be 7 inches in length. They are of various colors: blackish, bluish-gray, purple, green, red, white and yellow.

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RevPAR

RevPAR, or revenue per available room, is a performance metric in the hotel industry, which is calculated by dividing a hotel's total guestroom revenue by the room count and the number of days in the period being measured. Note, if the calculation uses total hotel revenue instead of guestroom revenue, it gives another closely related performance metric in the hotel industry known as TRevPAR. Since RevPAR is only a measurement for a point in time it is most often compared to the same time frame. It is often used in comparison to competitors within a custom defined market, trading area, or DMA or a self-selected competitive set as defined the hotel's owner or manager. Also, comparisons are usually best considered between hotels of the same type, or with target customers. A few syndicated data companies compile RevPAR information across markets via voluntary survey, and provide compiled blinded information back to the industry. Other Caveats: Successful RevPAR numbers differ from market to market based on demand and other factors. Best compared across like time periods. For example, it is proper to compare RevPAR on a Friday only versus other Fridays.

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Metabolic waste

Metabolic wastes or excretes are substances left over from excretory processes, which cannot be used by the organism, and must therefore be excreted. This includes nitrogen compounds, water, CO₂, phosphates, sulfates, etc. Animals treat these compounds as excretes. Plants have chemical "machinery" which transforms some of them into useful substances, and it has been shown by Brian J. Ford that abscissa leaves also carry wastes away from the parent plant. In this way, Ford argues that the shed leaf acts as an excretory. All the metabolic wastes are excreted in a form of water solutes through the excretory organs, with the exception of CO₂, which is excreted together with the water vapor throughout the lungs. The elimination of these compounds enables the chemical homeostasis of the organism.

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ACD

ACD was the first CD from Half Man Half Biscuit. If featured some of the tracks from the previous vinyl album, Back Again in the DHSS. "The Best Things In Life" "D'Ye Ken Ted Moult?" "Reasons To Be Miserable" "Rod Hull Is Alive – Why?" "Dickie Davies Eyes" "The Bastard Son Of Dean Friedman" "I Was A Teenage Armchair Honved Fan" "Arthur's Farm" "Carry On Cremating" "Albert Hammond Bootleg" "Reflections In A Flat" "Sealclubbing" "Architecture And Morality, Ted And Alice" "Fuckin' 'Ell It's Fred Titmus" "Time Flies By" "All I Want For Christmas Is A Dukla Prague Away Kit" "The Trumpton Riots"

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Kevin Sydney

Kevin Sydney is a fictional character that has been a member of the X-Men in comic book stories published by Marvel Comics. Created by writer Roy Thomas and artist Werner Roth, the character first appeared in X-Men #35. Kevin Sydney first appeared as Changeling, a mutant shapeshifter. He was a short-lived adversary for the X-Men who subsequently joined Professor X and died shortly after, making him the first member of the X-Men to die in action. The character was reintroduced as Morph in the 1990s for the X-Men Animated Series and later as part of The Exiles in 2001. Despite sharing the same alter ego, Changeling and Morph are distinctly separate characters and exist in different realities in the Marvel Multiverse.

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Avetis Nazarbekian

Avetis Nazarbekian, also known as Nazarbek or Lerents, was an Armenian poet, journalist, political activist and revolutionary, one of the founders of Social Democrat Hunchakian Party.

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Aize

Aize is a commune in the Indre department in central France.

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Gha

The letter Ƣ has been used in the Latin orthographies of various, mostly Turkic languages, such as Azeri or the Jaŋalif orthography for Tatar. It usually represents a voiced velar fricative but is sometimes used for a voiced uvular fricative. All orthographies using it have been phased out, so the letter is not well-supported in fonts. It can still be seen on pre-1983 books published by the People’s Republic of China. Historically, it is derived from a handwritten form of the small Latin letter q, around 1900. The majuscule is then based on the minuscule. Its use for stems from the linguistic tradition of representing such sounds by q in Turkic languages and in transcriptions of Arabic or Persian. In alphabetical order, it comes between G and H. Unrelated letters transcribed gha, typically representing a voiced aspirated stop rather than a fricative, occur in scripts descended from Brāhmī script.

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Joița

Joiţa is a commune located in Giurgiu County, Romania. It is composed of two villages, Bâcu and Joiţa.

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Raz Mesinai

Raz Mesinai is a New York City-based composer, producer, filmmaker, sound designer, writer and artist. Since 1992, Mesinai has released 14 albums on several record labels, including ROIR, John Zorn's Tzadik imprint, Instinct, Asphodel and many others. As a film maker, Mesinai's directorial debut, Tunnel Vision, was hailed as "A 21st Century Cult Classic" by famed saxophonist, composer and film expert, John Zorn, who released the film on his own Tzadik DVD Series.

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The Right of Way

The Right of Way is a 1931 film directed by Van Dyke Brooke.

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