a republic in W Africa: formerly part of French West Africa. 106,111 sq. mi. (274,827 sq. km).
an inland republic in W Africa: dominated by Mossi kingdoms (10th–19th centuries); French protectorate established in 1896; became an independent republic in 1960; consists mainly of a flat savanna plateau. Official language: French; Mossi and other African languages also widely spoken. Religion: mostly animist, with a large Muslim minority. Currency: franc. Capital: Ouagadougou. Pop: 17 812 961 (2013 est). Area: 273 200 sq km (105 900 sq miles) Former name (until 1984) Upper Volta
Burkina Faso [(buhr-kee-nuh fah-soh)]
to murder, as by suffocation, so as to leave no or few marks of violence. to suppress or get rid of by some indirect maneuver. Historical Examples The History of Burke and Hare George Mac Gregor The Diary of a Resurrectionist, 1811-1812 James Blake Bailey The Insurrection in Dublin James Stephens Three Plays by Granville-Barker […]
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a type of poorly differentiated malignant lymphoma, mainly afflicting children in central Africa, characterized by a large, bone-destroying lesion of the jaw, an abdominal mass, or more diffuse disease: believed to be associated with Epstein-Barr virus.
a small knot or lump in wool, thread, or cloth. a dome-shaped growth on the trunk of a tree; a wartlike structure sometimes 2 feet (0.6 meters) across and 1 foot (0.3 meters) or more in height, sliced to make veneer. to remove burls from (cloth) in finishing. Contemporary Examples March Madness: Which Celebrity Alumni […]