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1) lock, canal. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...When the ship is to be raised to a higher level, it enters the lock and a gate is closed behind it. Water is let into the lock until its level equals that of the...

2) Goodwin Sands. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Goodwin Sands, stretch of shoals and sandbars, c.10 mi (20 km) long, lying off the east coast of Kent, SE England. It forms a breakwater E of The Downs, a roadstead....

3) dance. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Dancing developed as a natural expression of united feeling and action. 1 The Origins of DanceThe earliest history of human dance is a continuing mystery. From the...

4) Holy Island. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Celtic Christianity in England. Saint Cuthbert was the most famous of the bishops of Holy Island. The settlement was burned by the Danes in 793 but rebuilt. When...

5) Kuril Islands. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Kurilskiye Ostrova, island chain, c.6,020 sq mi (15,590 sq km), Sakhalin region, E Russia. They stretch c.775 mi (1,250 km) between S Kamchatka Peninsula and NE Hokkaido,...

6) Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, 30,300 acres (12,272 hectares), W central Colorado, in the Rocky Mts. The park embraces the most spectacular stretch of...

7) Doddridge, Philip. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...English nonconformist minister and noted hymn writer. His Rise and Progress of Religion in the Soul (1745) has been much translated. His many hymns include "Awake,...

8) Quiberon. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The town of Quiberon (1993 est. pop. 4,647), a fishing port and resort, is at the tip of the peninsula and is linked with the mainland by a thin stretch of sand....

9) Somalia. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Arabian peninsula across the Gulf of Aden. Somalia comprises almost the entire African coast of the Gulf of Aden and a longer stretch on the Indian Ocean. It is bounded...

10) Aden. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Gulf of Aden near the southern entrance to the Red Sea. It is the chief port of Yemen. Aden consists of two peninsulas, Aden and Little Aden, and an intervening stretch...

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