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Feltiella acarisuga

Feltiella acarisuga is a predatory gall midge which will feed on various species of spider mites. It is especially common when spider mites occur in colonies. It requires a high spider mite density and high humidities to become established.

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Torre de Moncorvo

Torre de Moncorvo is a municipality in the district of Bragança in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 8,572, in an area of 531.56 km². The present mayor is Fernando Aires Ferreira, elected by the Socialist Party. Torre de Moncorvo is also a well-developed and promising mining area. Iron ore is mined at the Mua Mine, opened in 2012. The municipal holiday is March 19.

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Close reading

Close reading describes, in literary criticism, the careful, sustained interpretation of a brief passage of text. Such a reading places great emphasis on the single particular over the general, paying close attention to individual words, syntax, and the order in which sentences and ideas unfold as they are read. The technique as practiced today was pioneered by I. A. Richards and his student William Empson, later developed further by the New Critics of the mid-twentieth century. It is now a fundamental method of modern criticism. Close reading is sometimes called explication de texte, which is the name for the similar tradition of textual interpretation in French literary study, a technique whose chief proponent was Gustave Lanson. Close reading can be compared/contrasted to the concept of distant reading which is defined by literary scholar Franco Moretti as "understanding literature not by studying particular texts, but by aggregating and analyzing massive amounts of data."

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Semi-postal stamp

A semi-postal stamp or semipostal stamp, also known as a charity stamp, is a postage stamp issued to raise money for a particular purpose and sold at a premium over the postal value. Typically the stamp shows two denominations separated by a plus sign, but in many cases the only denomination shown is for the postage rate, and the postal customer simply pays the higher price when purchasing the stamps.

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Riacho Frio

Riacho Frio is a municipality in the state of Piauí in the Northeast region of Brazil.

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Boaventura, São Vicente

Boaventura is a civil parish in the municipality of São Vicente in the Portuguese island of Madeira. The population in 2011 was 1,221, in an area of 25.30 km².

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Cheval-Blanc is a commune in the Vaucluse department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.

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For All We Know

"For All We Know" is a soft rock song written for the 1970 film Lovers and Other Strangers, by Fred Karlin, Robb Wilson and Arthur James. Both Royer and Griffin were founding members of the soft-rock group Bread. It was originally performed by Larry Meredith. It is best known for a cover version by American pop duo The Carpenters in 1971, which reached No. 3 on the US Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and No. 1 on the US Billboard Easy Listening chart. The song was also a hit for Shirley Bassey at the same time in the United Kingdom. It has since been covered by a large number of artists. The song won the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1971.

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Progressive education

Progressive education is a pedagogical movement that began in the late nineteenth century; it has persisted in various forms to the present. The term progressive was engaged to distinguish this education from the traditional Euro-American curricula of the 19th century, which was rooted in classical preparation for the university and strongly differentiated by social class. By contrast, progressive education finds its roots in present experience. Most progressive education programs have these qualities in common: Emphasis on learning by doing – hands-on projects, expeditionary learning, experiential learning Integrated curriculum focused on thematic units Integration of entrepreneurship into education Strong emphasis on problem solving and critical thinking Group work and development of social skills Understanding and action as the goals of learning as opposed to rote knowledge Collaborative and cooperative learning projects Education for social responsibility and democracy Highly personalized education accounting for each individual's personal goals Integration of community service and service learning projects into the daily curriculum

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Brood comb

The brood comb is the beeswax structure of cells where the queen bee lays eggs. It is the part of the beehive where a new brood is raised by the colony. During the summer a good queen may lay 1500-2000 eggs per day, which results in 1500-2000 bees hatching after the three-week development period. The brood comb is usually found in the lower part of the beehive, while the honey comb may surround the brood area and is found exclusively in the honey supers. When a queen does not have enough brood comb to lay eggs, usually due to congestion from pollen or honey, the bee colony may be more prone to swarm.

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Neelam Kothari

Neelam Kothari is a British Indian jewellery designer and former actress. She was one of the leading and popular actresses of the late 1980s and 1990s.

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Loire-Atlantique is a department on the west coast of France named after the Loire River and the Atlantic Ocean.

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Porto Nacional

Porto Nacional is a Brazilian municipality in the state of Tocantins. The population was 45,289 in an area of 4,450 km2, including both rural and urban areas.

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Peristera, also Aspro, locally Xero, is a Greek island in the Sporades. It is administratively part of the municipality of Alonnisos and is also directly east of the namesake island. As of 2011, the resident population of the island was 30.

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Mobley, West Virginia

Mobley is an unincorporated community in Wetzel County, West Virginia.

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Dynastic union

A dynastic union is a kind of federation with only two different states that are governed by the same dynasty, while their boundaries, their laws and their interests remain distinct. It differs from a personal union in that a personal union is under a monarch, but not under a dynasty.

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Eminence Front

"Eminence Front" is a song written and sung by Pete Townshend of The Who. It appears as the sixth track on the group's 1982 studio album, It's Hard. The single reached number 68 on the Billboard Hot 100. It is the only song from the album that the band has opted to play live after the initial post-release tours. Lead singer Roger Daltrey, vocally critical of the album, described "Eminence Front" as the only song on it that he felt was worthy of being released.

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