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oasis

oasis Sentence Examples

  • A caravan road to the south goes through the oasis of Kurkur.

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  • It was like an oasis in the desert.

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  • If what she said were true, the oasis around them was on fire.

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  • If what she said were true, the oasis around them was on fire.

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  • Trickling water circled the oasis, its source a small spring in the center.

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  • Last night was an oasis, a slip.

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  • MERV, Meru or Maur, an oasis and town of Asia, in the Transcaspian province of Russia.

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  • Before the opening of this canal in 1863 water had to be brought from " the Wells of Moses," a small oasis 3 m.

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  • In 1882 the oasis of Mzab was annexed.

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  • The oasis is situated on the S.

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  • The oasis is situated on the S.

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  • Originally an Arab settlement, the oasis was transformed in the course of time from a mere halting-place for caravans to a city of the first rank.

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  • There is reason to believe that before the 6th century B.C. the caravans reached Damascus without coming near the oasis of Tadmor; probably, therefore, we may connect the origin of the city with the gradual forward movement of the nomad Arabs which followed on the overthrow of the ancient nationalities of Syria by the Babylonian Empire (6th century B.C.).

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  • El Wad oasis is one of a group known collectively as the Suf.

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  • Phosphates occur also in Egypt, in the desert east of Keneh and in the Dakla oasis in the Libyan desert.

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  • Phosphates occur also in Egypt, in the desert east of Keneh and in the Dakla oasis in the Libyan desert.

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  • They walked a short distance to an open atrium in the center of the house, complete with a small oasis rising up from white stone and curved benches.

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  • Early in 1848 he again returned to Arabia, avoiding the long desert journey by landing at Muwela, thence striking inland to Tebuk on the pilgrim road, and re-entering Shammar territory at the oasis of Tema, he again visited Hail; and after spending a month there travelled northwards to Kerbela and Bagdad.

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  • The oasis is irrigated by an elaborate system of canals cut from the Murghab.

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  • It is the centre of a fertile irrigated oasis, and consists of a citadel, enclosed by a wall nearly 12 m.

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  • It is built along the seashore upon a healthy and fertile tract of land, which forms, as it were, an oasis in a zone of Maremma.

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  • It must therefore have been a sort of oasis, when the ice sheets from the north advanced past it on the east and west and joined around its southern border.

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  • The oasis of the Otradnoe covert came in sight a few hundred yards off, the huntsmen were already nearing it.

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  • O'Donovan, The Mer y Oasis (2 vols., London, 1882); C. Marvin, Mery (London, 1880); and H.

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  • NEW Merv, the present chief town of the oasis, founded in the first quarter of the 19th century, is on the Transcaspian railway, 380 m.

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  • The site lies high (1400 ft.) on eight hillocks in a fertile oasis plain, beyond which stretch on the S.

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  • A second decree, it would seem, sent him to Oasis, probably the city of the Great Oasis, in Upper Egypt, where he was still living in 439, at the time when Socrates wrote his Church History.

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  • A second decree, it would seem, sent him to Oasis, probably the city of the Great Oasis, in Upper Egypt, where he was still living in 439, at the time when Socrates wrote his Church History.

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  • The population of the oasis is about 20,000, including some 150o Europeans.

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  • The most remarkable military events of this period were (1) the siege and destruction of the oasis of Zaatcha, where the inhabitants, displeased by an alteration in the tax on palms, rose at the voice of a fanatic named Bu-Zian; (2) the ineffectual campaign of Marshal Saint Arnaud in Little Kabylia, where the tribes rose at the instigation of Bu-Magla (" the mule man ") in 1851.

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  • The Khivans contested the advance of the Tekkes, but ultimately, about 1856, the latter became the sovereign power in the country, and remained so until the Russians occupied the oasis in 1883.

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  • The forty years of wandering in the wilderness is characteristic of the Deuteronomic and post-exilic narratives; in the earlier sources the fruitful oasis of Kadesh is the centre, and even after the tradition of a detour to Sinai-Horeb was developed, only a brief period is spent at the holy mountain.

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  • A later visit to the oasis by W.

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  • "The Country of the Filali," as its inhabitants are called, because descended from the Arabian tribe of Hilal, settled here in the ttth century), the most important oasis of the Moroccan Sahara, ten days' journey south of Fez, across the Atlas.

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  • He was the first to penetrate into the second pyramid of Giza, and the first European in modern times to visit the oasis of Baharia, which he supposed to be that of Siwa.

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  • The present inhabitants of the oasis are Turkomans of the Tekke tribe.

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  • It is the startling contrast of the Herati oasis with the vast expanse of comparative sterility that encloses it which has given such a fictitious value to the estimates of the material wealth of the valley of the Hari Rud.

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  • The present inhabitants of the oasis are Turkomans of the Tekke tribe.

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  • GHADAMES, GADAMES or Rhadames, a town in an oasis of the same name, in that part of the Sahara which forms part of the Turkish vilayet of Tripoli.

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  • The company formed to execute his project became simply an agricultural concern and by the sinking of artesian wells created an oasis of olive and palm trees.

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  • The company formed to execute his project became simply an agricultural concern and by the sinking of artesian wells created an oasis of olive and palm trees.

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  • On the south the limit was undefined, but understood to be the margin of the desert, some distance north of the oasis of Augila (Aujila).

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  • The rich oasis of Tyin contains many villages embosomed in palm groves and surrounded with orchards and fields.

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  • Towards the north-west it borders on the Median district of Paraetacene (about Isfahan); towards the north and north-east it soon passes into the great desert, of which only the oasis of Yezd (Isatichai in Ptolem.

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  • It rises in the northern slopes of the Koh-i-Baba to the west of Kabul, and finally loses itself in the Tejend oasis north of the Trans-Caspian railway and west of Merv.

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  • There is, however, considerable traffic with the oasis of Kharga, which lies almost due west of the town.

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  • It rises in the northern slopes of the Koh-i-Baba to the west of Kabul, and finally loses itself in the Tejend oasis north of the Trans-Caspian railway and west of Merv.

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  • Here also is the northern terminus of the caravan route across the desert, which, passing through the Kharga oasis, goes south-west to Darfur.

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  • A rapid in the Tagus, artificially converted into a weir, renders irrigation easy, and has thus created an oasis in the midst of the barren plateau of New Castile.

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  • Many of the valleys in this region are mere sandy deserts, with an occasional oasis of cultivation, but there are also some very fertile tracts; among these is the plain on which lies the town of Ajmere.

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  • Thus the oasis of Janet, S.S.W.

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  • There was an oracle of Ammon established for some centuries in Libya, in the distant oasis of Siwa.

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  • Commissioned by Mehemet Ali to inform him about the situation in Nejd brought about by the rising power of Abdallah Ibn Rashid, Wallin left Cairo in April 1845, and crossing the pilgrim road at Ma`an, pushed on across the Syrian desert to the Wadi Sirhan and the Jauf oasis, where he halted during the hot summer months.

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  • Kharid, the ancient Caminacum, and Kharibat el Beda, the Nesca of Pliny, where the Sabaean army was defeated by the Romans under Aelius Gallus in 24 B.C. From El Jail Halevy travelled northward, passing the oasis of Khab, and skirting the great desert, reached the fertile district of Nejran, where he found a colony of Jews, with whom he spent several weeks in the oasis of Makhlaf.

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  • of Krasnovodsk and 594 from Samarkand, situated in a small oasis at the N.

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  • The caravan route south from Ghardaia brings the traveller, after a journey of 130 m., to the oasis and town of El Golea (pop. about 2500).

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  • GHAT, or Rhat, an oasis and town, forming part of the Turkish vilayet of Tripoli.

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  • The Kashka-darya, which flows westwards out of the glaciers of Hazret-sultan (west of the Hissar range), supplies the Shahri-sabs (properly Shaarsabiz) oasis with water, but is lost in the desert to the west of Karshi.

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  • A few weeks after his accession he sanctioned the annexation of the territory of the Tekke Turkomans, which had been conquered by General Skobelev, and in 1884 he formally annexed the Mer y oasis without military operations.

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  • The ancient caravan route from Mauretania to the western Sudan crossed the lower Moroccan Atlas by the pass of Tilghemt and passed through the oasis of Tafilalt, formerly known as Sajilmasa [" Sigilmassa "1, on the east side of the Anti-Atlas.

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  • of Damascus and five days' camel journey from the Euphrates, in an oasis of the Syrian desert, 1,300 ft.

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  • respondendum est, oasis latera sibi invicem hoc ipso fore contigua.

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  • GEOK-TEPE, a former fortress of the Turkomans, in Russian Transcaspia, in the oasis of Akhal-tekke, on the Transcaspian railway, 28 m.

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  • The interesting oasis town el-Hacir (Hatra) is near the Tharthar.

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  • GEOK-TEPE, a former fortress of the Turkomans, in Russian Transcaspia, in the oasis of Akhal-tekke, on the Transcaspian railway, 28 m.

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  • It occupies the site of the Tacape of the Romans and consists of an open port and European quarter and several small Arab towns built in an oasis of date palms. This oasis is copiously watered by a stream called the Wad Gabes.

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  • By training and temperament he was better qualified to appreciate and describe the social life of the people than their physical surroundings, and if the results of his great journey are disappointing to the geographer, his account of the society of the oasis towns, and of the remarkable men who were then ruling in Hail and Riad, must always possess an absorbing interest as a portrait of Arab life in its freest development.

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  • The question was explicitly suggested by the report that the Egyptian priest in the Oasis had hailed him in the god's name as the son of Ammon.

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  • The town at Gabes itself is on the fringe of a splendid oasis, which is maintained by the water of an everrunning stream emptying itself into the sea at Gabes after a course of not more than 20 m.

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  • so as to leave the oasis of Siwa to Egypt.

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  • East of the oases of Baharia and Farafra is a very striking line of these sand dunes; rarely more than 3 miles wide, it extends almost continuously from Moghara in the north, passing along the west side of Kharga Oasis to a point near the Nile in the neighborhood of Abu Siinbelhaving thus a length of nearly 550 m.

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  • Oases.In the western desert lie the five large oases of Egypt, namely, Siwa, Baharia, Farafra, Dakhla and Kharga or Great Oasis, occupying depressions in the plateau or, in the case of the last three, large indentations in the face of limestone escarpments which form the western versant of the Nile valley hills.

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  • Here, near the town of Kharga, the ancient Hebi, is a temple of Ammon built by Darius I., and in the same oasis are other ruins of the period of the Ptolemies and Caesars.

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  • The oasis of Siwa (Jupiter Ammon) is about 150 m.

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  • In the Kharga Oasis the upper portion consists of variously colored unfossiliferous clays with intercalated bands of sandstone containing fossil silicified woods (Nicolia Aegyptiaca and A raucarioxylon Aegypticum).

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  • It is the starting-point of a road to the Baharia oasis.

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  • of Girga, to the oasis of Kharga.

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  • The oasis of Siwa and the country to the Tripolitan.

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  • Outside the Nile valley on the west are temples- in the Great and Little Oases and the Oasis of Ammon: on the east quarries and stelae on the Hammamat road to the Red Sea, and mines and other remains at Wadi Maghara and SerbIt el Khgdim in the Sinai peninsula.

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  • On the Libyan side the oasis of SIwa could be reached from the Lake of Moeris or from Terrana (Terenuthis), or by the coast route which also led to the Cyrenaica.

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  • quarried largely, and left a series of great granite decrees along his Suez canal; he also built the great temple in the oasis of Kharga.

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  • In the Great Oasis he built a temple to Ammon.

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  • He visited Memphis, founded Alexandria, and went on pilgrimage to the oracle of Ammon (Oasis of Siwa).

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  • 1820) which conquered and annexed the oasis of of the Siwa.

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  • Thus a rock emerging from a sandy beach may often be observed to stand covered with vegetation like an oasis in a desert.

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  • The geographical character of the district north and north-east of the elbow of Orontes makes it the natural centre of Syria, so long as that country is held by a western power; and only Asiatic, and especially Arab, dynasties have neglected it for the oasis of Damascus.

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  • The Fayum proper is an oasis in the Libyan Desert, its eastern border being about 15 m.

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  • It is connected with that river by the Bahr Yusuf, which reaches the oasis through a gap in the hills separating the province from the Nile Valley.

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  • Differing from the typical oasis, whose fertility depends on water obtained from springs, the cultivated land in the Fayum is formed of Nile mud brought down by the Bahr Yusuf.

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  • the banks of the Oxus now than there is in the Mer y oasis O itself, but it is confined to the immediate neighbourhood of the river, for no affluents of any considerable size exist.

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  • The former connexion between the Caspian and Aral by means of the gulf now represented by the Sary Kamish depression seems to be admitted by Russian scientists, nor would there appear to be much doubt about the connexion between the Khivan oasis and the northern extremity of the Sary Kamish.

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  • This description refers to a fertile sub-tropical oasis on the partially barren plateau; below in the forested lowlands, where tropical conditions prevail, the numbers and varieties are many times greater.

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  • KHARGA (WAH EL-KIIARGA, the outer oasis), the largest of the Egyptian oases, and hence frequently called the Great Oasis.

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  • The oasis consists of a depression in the desert some 1200 sq.

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  • Formerly, and into historic times, a lake occupied a considerable part of the depression, and the thick deposits of clay and sand then laid down now form the bulk of the cultivated lands of the oasis.

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  • Administratively the oasis forms part of the mudiria of Assiut.

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  • The oasis contains many groves of date palms, there being over 60,000 adult trees in 1907.

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  • Since 1906 extensive boring and land reclamation works have been undertaken in the oasis.

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  • The name of the oasis appears in hieroglyphics as and that of its capital as Hebi (the plough).

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  • On the eastern escarpment of the oasis on the way to Girga are the remains of a large Roman fort with twelve bastions.

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  • Next to the great temple the most interesting ruin in the oasis is, however, the necropolis, a burial-place of the early Christians, placed on a hill 3 m.

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  • Kharga is usually identified with the city of Oasis mentioned by Herodotus as being seven days' journey from Thebes and called in Greek the Island of the Blessed.

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  • The oasis was traversed by the army of Cambyses when on its way to the oasis of Ammon (Siwa), the army perishing in the desert before reaching its destination.

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  • of Kharga is the oasis of Dakhla, the inner or receding oasis, so named in contrast to Kharga as being farther from the Nile.

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  • of Dakhla is the oasis of Farafra, population about 1000, said to be the first of the oases conquered by the Moslems from the Christians.

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  • The Baharia, or Little Oasis (pop. about 6000), lies 80 m.

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  • Beadnell, An Egyptian Oasis (London, 1909); Murray's Handbook for Egypt, nth ed.

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  • (London, 1907); Geological and Topographical Report on Kharga Oasis (1899), on Farafra Oasis (1899), on Dakhla Oasis (1900), on Baharia Oasis (1903), all issued by the Public Works Department, Cairo.

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  • Whatever these dialects be called, the Kabyle, the Shilha, the Zenati, the Tuareg or Tamashek, the Berber language is still essentially one, and the similarity between the forms current in Morocco, Algeria, the Sahara and the far-distant oasis of Siwa is much more marked than between the Norse and English in the sub-Aryan Teutonic group. The Berbers have, moreover, a writing of their own, peculiar and little used or known, the antiquity of which is proved by monuments and inscriptions ranging over the whole of North Africa.

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  • In 1900 the oasis of Atar, on the western borders of the territory, was reached by Paul Blanchet, previously known for his researches on ancient Berber remains in Algeria.

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  • Adrar or Adgar is also the name sometimes given to the chief settlement in the oasis of Tuat in the Algerian Sahara.

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  • Existence is made possible in this oasis by a small mountain stream, also called Tacna, which supports a scanty vegetation.

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  • Wargla lies in an oasis containing many palm trees.

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  • The oasis in which Wargla is situated contains two or three other small fortified ksurs or villages, the largest and most picturesque being Ruissat.

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  • The total population of the oasis is about 12,000.

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  • In 1820 the oasis of Siwa was subdued by his arms; in 1823 he laid the foundations of Khartum.

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  • Uvarazmiya), in the great oasis of Khiva, which still bears the name Khwarizm.

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  • Margu), on the river Margus (Murghab); chiefly inhabiting the oasis of Merv, which has preserved their name.

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  • In later times the Arabic town Atra in an oasis on the west of the Tigris, governed by its own kings, gained special importance.

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  • But little by little it vanished from Iran, with the exception of a few remnants (chiefly in the oasis of Yezd), the faithful finding a refuge in India at Bombay.

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  • YARKAND (Chinese name Soche Fu), the chief town of the principal oasis of Chinese Turkestan, on the Yarkand-Darya, in 38° 25' N., 77° 16' E., and 3900 ft.

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  • The settlements of the Yarkand oasis occupy the S.

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  • The oasis of Kashgar limits it in the N., and a tract of desert separates it from the oasis of Khotan in the S.E.

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  • The oasis of Yarkand is regarded as the richest of E.

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  • The cotton tree and the mulberry are cultivated in the warmer parts of the oasis.

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  • The valleys between the ridges are generally sandy deserts, with an occasional oasis of cultivation.

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  • The name Biskra applies to a union of five or six villages of the usual Saharan type, scattered through an oasis 3 m.

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  • The population (1906) of the chief settlement was 4218, of the whole oasis 10,413.

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  • In the oasis are some 200,000 fruit trees, of which about 150,000 are date-palms, the rest being olives, pomegranates and apricots.

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  • In the centre of the oasis is the old kasbah or citadel.

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  • BILMA, or Kawar, an oasis in the heart of the Sahara desert, some 60 m.

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  • Near Bilma is a small circular oasis, kept green by a fine spring, but immediately to the south begins the most dreary part of the Saharan desert, over which the caravans travel for fifteen days without discovering the slightest trace of vegetable life.

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  • Turkey claimed the oasis as part of the hinterland of Tripoli and garrisoned Bilma in 1902.

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  • In 1907 the oasis and surrounding district was created a circle of the Military Territory of the Niger (see Sahara).

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  • It has several fine public buildings and the streets are lined with avenues of pear trees, while an abundant supply of water, luxuriant orchards, fields and gardens give it the appearance of an oasis in the desert.

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  • KHOTAN (locally Ilcht), a town and oasis of East Turkestan, on the Khotan-darya, between the N.

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  • The oasis contains two small towns, Kara-kash and Yurun-kash, and over 300 villages, its total population being about 150,000.

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  • Another expedition against the great oasis failed likewise, and the plan of attacking Carthage was frustrated by the refusal of the Phoenicians to operate against their kindred.

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  • In the Turanian basin the contrast between desert and oasis is much stronger than in the Balkash region.

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  • The inhabitants of the neighbourhood of Tashkent and Samarkand, as well as those of the much more northern but better sheltered Kulja oasis, add the cultivation of the almond, pomegranate and fig.

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  • The former, built in 1880-1888, starts at Krasnovodsk on the Caspian and runs east-south-east between the Kara-kum desert and the Kopet-dagh Mountains until it reaches the oasis of Tejen.

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  • (vi.) At and about the oasis of Tung-hwang, east of Lop-nor.

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  • OASIS (Gr.

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  • farther west, is a similar gap (2800 ft.) which facilitates communication between the oasis of Turfan and Dzungaria.

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  • The surrounding oasis is very fertile.

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  • south-west at the desert end of the Wadi Ghir is the oasis and town of Temacin (pop. 2120), one of the chief centres of the Mussulman fraternity of Tidianes.

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  • There are few good harbours, Port 1 It was supposed to be indicated by the line which, according to the Turkish firman of 1841, describes a semicircle from the Siwa Oasis to Wadai, approaching the Nile between the Second and Third Cataracts.

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  • is the oasis of Jauf, a hollow or depression, as its name signifies, containing many villages, and of great antiquarian interest as the central point of the old Minaean and Sabaean kingdoms, known to the ancients from the earliest historical times through their control of the frankincense trade of S.

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  • The natural products of the Jordan valley - a tropical oasis sunk in the temperate zone, and overhung by Alpine Hermon - are unique.

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  • Last night was an oasis, a slip.

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  • They walked a short distance to an open atrium in the center of the house, complete with a small oasis rising up from white stone and curved benches.

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  • Trickling water circled the oasis, its source a small spring in the center.

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  • Now, the site is an oasis of green space in an urban agglomeration.

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  • brit rock rowdiness of Oasis and the beautiful dynamics and ambiance of U2.

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  • calm oasis.

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  • complete the questionnaire included with the last hard copy edition of Oasis.

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  • The place is absolutely crammed with plants, a lush green oasis.

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  • desert oasis town of Siwa, Egypt.

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  • The Manchester Craft and Design Center is a true oasis in the otherwise pretty dingy Northern Quarter.

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  • Bedouins are a nomadic people who somehow eke a living from moving around the desert, from oasis to wadi.

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  • eke a living from moving around the desert, from oasis to wadi.

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  • empower women in the desert oasis town of Siwa, Egypt.

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  • Over the last ten years Oasis has launched a degree course with Spurgeon's College, training evangelists and church pastors.

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  • You then arrive at an oasis of smooth roads and manicured fairways.

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  • featured soloist on IMAX film Ocean Oasis.

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  • We cross to " The Millenium gnome " for an exclusive film behind the scenes of Oasis's tour.

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  • A fantastic view with a family atmosphere and daily housekeeping is what you will find at the " Oasis " .

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  • Milton keynes on the 10th watching oasis at eh bowl.

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  • oasis of tranquility at Newbury Manor Hotel... .

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  • oasis of tranquility near the heart of Central London.

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  • oasis of calm, using only your DVD player!

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  • oasis of greenery stretching over 2 kilometers from the seafront toward the hills.

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  • oasis of peace in the midst of the bustling city.

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  • oasis of timeless elegance.

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  • The desert oasis of Palm Springs is a popular getaway for many celebrities.

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  • Approximately 175 kms away from Muscat Nizwa is renowned for its gold and silver handicrafts and its eight kilometer long palm oasis.

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  • This tranquil oasis located on the roof of Sri Lanka is totally isolated from the rest of the world.

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  • At an altitude of 3,500 meters, it's a verdant oasis curving down from the stark peaks of the Himalayas.

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  • The place is absolutely crammed with plants, a lush green oasis.

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  • The planted areas provide a green oasis of calm for the pupils.

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  • oasis battery goldrush radar railgun fueldump For custom maps check their documentation, if there is any.

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  • oasis in the midst of the Nevada desert, Las Vegas is the most amazing city on the planet.

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  • oasis in the middle of the wilderness.

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  • Oasis is stocking them in every known style to suit any palette.

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  • Behind that discreet green door lies the cozy, comfortable world of Searcy's Roof Garden Bedrooms, a surprisingly peaceful central London oasis.

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  • They have transformed a dangerous playground full of drug needles and other detritus into an oasis of tranquility for the children who live nearby.

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  • So much, then, for the image marketed in the west of the Kurdish enclave as an oasis of democratic pluralism.

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  • The College's two main quadrangles are an oasis of green right in the middle of the city.

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  • Oasis are reportedly lining up a re-recorded version of ' Acquiesce ' as their next single.

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  • He now runs Lost Oasis Expeditions, offering small-scale, expert-led, real adventure expeditions in remote desert locations.

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  • In recent times he has been the featured soloist on IMAX film Ocean Oasis.

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  • Tiki oasis party.

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  • tranquil oasis in the heart of Stratford.

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  • tranquillityugh the stately door and into an oasis of country tranquility in the heart of cosmopolitan Dublin.

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  • unforgettable desert sunset we head back to the oasis.

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  • A good viola player, a bad viola player, a bad viola player or an oasis?

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  • One was the expedition (problematic in its motive and details) to the oracle of Zeus Ammon (Oasis of Siwa), where Alexander was hailed by the priest as son of the god, a belief which the circle of Alexander, and perhaps Alexander himself, seem hereafter to have liked to play with in that sort of semi-serious vein which still allowed him in the moments of every-day commonplace to be the son of Philip. The other action was the foundation of Alexandria at the Canopic mouth of the Nile, the place destined to be a new commercial centre for the eastern Mediterranean world which Alexander had now taken in possession, to rise to an importance which the founder, although obviously acting with intention, can hardly have foreseen (E.

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  • Towards the north-west it borders on the Median district of Paraetacene (about Isfahan); towards the north and north-east it soon passes into the great desert, of which only the oasis of Yezd (Isatichai in Ptolem.

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  • A few weeks after his accession he sanctioned the annexation of the territory of the Tekke Turkomans, which had been conquered by General Skobelev, and in 1884 he formally annexed the Mer y oasis without military operations.

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  • A caravan road to the south goes through the oasis of Kurkur.

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  • There is, however, considerable traffic with the oasis of Kharga, which lies almost due west of the town.

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  • It was like an oasis in the desert.

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  • of Damascus and five days' camel journey from the Euphrates, in an oasis of the Syrian desert, 1,300 ft.

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  • There is reason to believe that before the 6th century B.C. the caravans reached Damascus without coming near the oasis of Tadmor; probably, therefore, we may connect the origin of the city with the gradual forward movement of the nomad Arabs which followed on the overthrow of the ancient nationalities of Syria by the Babylonian Empire (6th century B.C.).

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  • Originally an Arab settlement, the oasis was transformed in the course of time from a mere halting-place for caravans to a city of the first rank.

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  • Before this time Christianity had made its way into the oasis, for among the fathers present at the Council of Nicaea (A.D.

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  • Among cultivated trees, the olive is at home throughout Syria, except on the steppe; the mulberry is planted extensively in the lower Lebanon; and all sorts of fruittrees flourish in irrigated gardens, especially on the Phoenician coast, in the Palestinian plain, in the oasis of Damascus, and in the Buka`a, The main cereal regions are the Hauran, and the plains of Antioch and Commagene; and the lower western slopes of the coast range are largely devoted to the culture of tobacco.

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  • The question was explicitly suggested by the report that the Egyptian priest in the Oasis had hailed him in the god's name as the son of Ammon.

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  • GHAT, or Rhat, an oasis and town, forming part of the Turkish vilayet of Tripoli.

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  • Before the opening of this canal in 1863 water had to be brought from " the Wells of Moses," a small oasis 3 m.

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  • He was the first to penetrate into the second pyramid of Giza, and the first European in modern times to visit the oasis of Baharia, which he supposed to be that of Siwa.

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  • The ancient caravan route from Mauretania to the western Sudan crossed the lower Moroccan Atlas by the pass of Tilghemt and passed through the oasis of Tafilalt, formerly known as Sajilmasa [" Sigilmassa "1, on the east side of the Anti-Atlas.

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  • MERV, Meru or Maur, an oasis and town of Asia, in the Transcaspian province of Russia.

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  • The oasis is irrigated by an elaborate system of canals cut from the Murghab.

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  • The Khivans contested the advance of the Tekkes, but ultimately, about 1856, the latter became the sovereign power in the country, and remained so until the Russians occupied the oasis in 1883.

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  • NEW Merv, the present chief town of the oasis, founded in the first quarter of the 19th century, is on the Transcaspian railway, 380 m.

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  • O'Donovan, The Mer y Oasis (2 vols., London, 1882); C. Marvin, Mery (London, 1880); and H.

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  • The site lies high (1400 ft.) on eight hillocks in a fertile oasis plain, beyond which stretch on the S.

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  • It is surrounded by huge hollows containing noble palm groves; and beyond these on every side stretches the limitless desert with its great billows of sand, the encroachments of which on the oasis are only held at bay by ceaseless toil.

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  • El Wad oasis is one of a group known collectively as the Suf.

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  • A rapid in the Tagus, artificially converted into a weir, renders irrigation easy, and has thus created an oasis in the midst of the barren plateau of New Castile.

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  • Kharid, the ancient Caminacum, and Kharibat el Beda, the Nesca of Pliny, where the Sabaean army was defeated by the Romans under Aelius Gallus in 24 B.C. From El Jail Halevy travelled northward, passing the oasis of Khab, and skirting the great desert, reached the fertile district of Nejran, where he found a colony of Jews, with whom he spent several weeks in the oasis of Makhlaf.

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  • Commissioned by Mehemet Ali to inform him about the situation in Nejd brought about by the rising power of Abdallah Ibn Rashid, Wallin left Cairo in April 1845, and crossing the pilgrim road at Ma`an, pushed on across the Syrian desert to the Wadi Sirhan and the Jauf oasis, where he halted during the hot summer months.

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  • Early in 1848 he again returned to Arabia, avoiding the long desert journey by landing at Muwela, thence striking inland to Tebuk on the pilgrim road, and re-entering Shammar territory at the oasis of Tema, he again visited Hail; and after spending a month there travelled northwards to Kerbela and Bagdad.

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  • By training and temperament he was better qualified to appreciate and describe the social life of the people than their physical surroundings, and if the results of his great journey are disappointing to the geographer, his account of the society of the oasis towns, and of the remarkable men who were then ruling in Hail and Riad, must always possess an absorbing interest as a portrait of Arab life in its freest development.

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  • It occupies the site of the Tacape of the Romans and consists of an open port and European quarter and several small Arab towns built in an oasis of date palms. This oasis is copiously watered by a stream called the Wad Gabes.

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  • The population of the oasis is about 20,000, including some 150o Europeans.

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  • The town at Gabes itself is on the fringe of a splendid oasis, which is maintained by the water of an everrunning stream emptying itself into the sea at Gabes after a course of not more than 20 m.

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  • Thus the oasis of Janet, S.S.W.

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  • of Krasnovodsk and 594 from Samarkand, situated in a small oasis at the N.

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  • It is the centre of a fertile irrigated oasis, and consists of a citadel, enclosed by a wall nearly 12 m.

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  • It is the startling contrast of the Herati oasis with the vast expanse of comparative sterility that encloses it which has given such a fictitious value to the estimates of the material wealth of the valley of the Hari Rud.

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  • "The Country of the Filali," as its inhabitants are called, because descended from the Arabian tribe of Hilal, settled here in the ttth century), the most important oasis of the Moroccan Sahara, ten days' journey south of Fez, across the Atlas.

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  • A later visit to the oasis by W.

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  • respondendum est, oasis latera sibi invicem hoc ipso fore contigua.

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  • Here also is the northern terminus of the caravan route across the desert, which, passing through the Kharga oasis, goes south-west to Darfur.

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  • GHADAMES, GADAMES or Rhadames, a town in an oasis of the same name, in that part of the Sahara which forms part of the Turkish vilayet of Tripoli.

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  • The caravan route south from Ghardaia brings the traveller, after a journey of 130 m., to the oasis and town of El Golea (pop. about 2500).

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  • The most remarkable military events of this period were (1) the siege and destruction of the oasis of Zaatcha, where the inhabitants, displeased by an alteration in the tax on palms, rose at the voice of a fanatic named Bu-Zian; (2) the ineffectual campaign of Marshal Saint Arnaud in Little Kabylia, where the tribes rose at the instigation of Bu-Magla (" the mule man ") in 1851.

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  • In 1882 the oasis of Mzab was annexed.

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  • The Kashka-darya, which flows westwards out of the glaciers of Hazret-sultan (west of the Hissar range), supplies the Shahri-sabs (properly Shaarsabiz) oasis with water, but is lost in the desert to the west of Karshi.

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  • It must therefore have been a sort of oasis, when the ice sheets from the north advanced past it on the east and west and joined around its southern border.

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  • The forty years of wandering in the wilderness is characteristic of the Deuteronomic and post-exilic narratives; in the earlier sources the fruitful oasis of Kadesh is the centre, and even after the tradition of a detour to Sinai-Horeb was developed, only a brief period is spent at the holy mountain.

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  • It is built along the seashore upon a healthy and fertile tract of land, which forms, as it were, an oasis in a zone of Maremma.

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  • On the south the limit was undefined, but understood to be the margin of the desert, some distance north of the oasis of Augila (Aujila).

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  • The interesting oasis town el-Hacir (Hatra) is near the Tharthar.

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  • Many of the valleys in this region are mere sandy deserts, with an occasional oasis of cultivation, but there are also some very fertile tracts; among these is the plain on which lies the town of Ajmere.

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  • The rich oasis of Tyin contains many villages embosomed in palm groves and surrounded with orchards and fields.

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  • There was an oracle of Ammon established for some centuries in Libya, in the distant oasis of Siwa.

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  • so as to leave the oasis of Siwa to Egypt.

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  • East of the oases of Baharia and Farafra is a very striking line of these sand dunes; rarely more than 3 miles wide, it extends almost continuously from Moghara in the north, passing along the west side of Kharga Oasis to a point near the Nile in the neighborhood of Abu Siinbelhaving thus a length of nearly 550 m.

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  • Oases.In the western desert lie the five large oases of Egypt, namely, Siwa, Baharia, Farafra, Dakhla and Kharga or Great Oasis, occupying depressions in the plateau or, in the case of the last three, large indentations in the face of limestone escarpments which form the western versant of the Nile valley hills.

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  • Here, near the town of Kharga, the ancient Hebi, is a temple of Ammon built by Darius I., and in the same oasis are other ruins of the period of the Ptolemies and Caesars.

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  • The oasis of Siwa (Jupiter Ammon) is about 150 m.

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  • In the Kharga Oasis the upper portion consists of variously colored unfossiliferous clays with intercalated bands of sandstone containing fossil silicified woods (Nicolia Aegyptiaca and A raucarioxylon Aegypticum).

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  • It is the starting-point of a road to the Baharia oasis.

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  • of Girga, to the oasis of Kharga.

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  • The oasis of Siwa and the country to the Tripolitan.

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  • Outside the Nile valley on the west are temples- in the Great and Little Oases and the Oasis of Ammon: on the east quarries and stelae on the Hammamat road to the Red Sea, and mines and other remains at Wadi Maghara and SerbIt el Khgdim in the Sinai peninsula.

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  • On the Libyan side the oasis of SIwa could be reached from the Lake of Moeris or from Terrana (Terenuthis), or by the coast route which also led to the Cyrenaica.

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  • quarried largely, and left a series of great granite decrees along his Suez canal; he also built the great temple in the oasis of Kharga.

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  • In the Great Oasis he built a temple to Ammon.

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  • He visited Memphis, founded Alexandria, and went on pilgrimage to the oracle of Ammon (Oasis of Siwa).

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  • 1820) which conquered and annexed the oasis of of the Siwa.

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  • Thus a rock emerging from a sandy beach may often be observed to stand covered with vegetation like an oasis in a desert.

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  • The geographical character of the district north and north-east of the elbow of Orontes makes it the natural centre of Syria, so long as that country is held by a western power; and only Asiatic, and especially Arab, dynasties have neglected it for the oasis of Damascus.

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  • The Fayum proper is an oasis in the Libyan Desert, its eastern border being about 15 m.

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  • It is connected with that river by the Bahr Yusuf, which reaches the oasis through a gap in the hills separating the province from the Nile Valley.

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  • Differing from the typical oasis, whose fertility depends on water obtained from springs, the cultivated land in the Fayum is formed of Nile mud brought down by the Bahr Yusuf.

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  • the banks of the Oxus now than there is in the Mer y oasis O itself, but it is confined to the immediate neighbourhood of the river, for no affluents of any considerable size exist.

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  • The former connexion between the Caspian and Aral by means of the gulf now represented by the Sary Kamish depression seems to be admitted by Russian scientists, nor would there appear to be much doubt about the connexion between the Khivan oasis and the northern extremity of the Sary Kamish.

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  • This description refers to a fertile sub-tropical oasis on the partially barren plateau; below in the forested lowlands, where tropical conditions prevail, the numbers and varieties are many times greater.

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  • KHARGA (WAH EL-KIIARGA, the outer oasis), the largest of the Egyptian oases, and hence frequently called the Great Oasis.

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  • The oasis consists of a depression in the desert some 1200 sq.

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  • Formerly, and into historic times, a lake occupied a considerable part of the depression, and the thick deposits of clay and sand then laid down now form the bulk of the cultivated lands of the oasis.

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  • Administratively the oasis forms part of the mudiria of Assiut.

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  • The oasis contains many groves of date palms, there being over 60,000 adult trees in 1907.

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  • Since 1906 extensive boring and land reclamation works have been undertaken in the oasis.

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  • The name of the oasis appears in hieroglyphics as and that of its capital as Hebi (the plough).

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  • On the eastern escarpment of the oasis on the way to Girga are the remains of a large Roman fort with twelve bastions.

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  • Next to the great temple the most interesting ruin in the oasis is, however, the necropolis, a burial-place of the early Christians, placed on a hill 3 m.

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  • Kharga is usually identified with the city of Oasis mentioned by Herodotus as being seven days' journey from Thebes and called in Greek the Island of the Blessed.

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  • The oasis was traversed by the army of Cambyses when on its way to the oasis of Ammon (Siwa), the army perishing in the desert before reaching its destination.

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  • of Kharga is the oasis of Dakhla, the inner or receding oasis, so named in contrast to Kharga as being farther from the Nile.

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  • of Dakhla is the oasis of Farafra, population about 1000, said to be the first of the oases conquered by the Moslems from the Christians.

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  • The Baharia, or Little Oasis (pop. about 6000), lies 80 m.

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  • of the oasis of Siwa (see Egypt: The Oases; and SiwA) .

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  • (London, 1907); Geological and Topographical Report on Kharga Oasis (1899), on Farafra Oasis (1899), on Dakhla Oasis (1900), on Baharia Oasis (1903), all issued by the Public Works Department, Cairo.

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  • Whatever these dialects be called, the Kabyle, the Shilha, the Zenati, the Tuareg or Tamashek, the Berber language is still essentially one, and the similarity between the forms current in Morocco, Algeria, the Sahara and the far-distant oasis of Siwa is much more marked than between the Norse and English in the sub-Aryan Teutonic group. The Berbers have, moreover, a writing of their own, peculiar and little used or known, the antiquity of which is proved by monuments and inscriptions ranging over the whole of North Africa.

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  • In 1900 the oasis of Atar, on the western borders of the territory, was reached by Paul Blanchet, previously known for his researches on ancient Berber remains in Algeria.

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  • Adrar or Adgar is also the name sometimes given to the chief settlement in the oasis of Tuat in the Algerian Sahara.

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  • Existence is made possible in this oasis by a small mountain stream, also called Tacna, which supports a scanty vegetation.

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  • Wargla lies in an oasis containing many palm trees.

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  • The oasis in which Wargla is situated contains two or three other small fortified ksurs or villages, the largest and most picturesque being Ruissat.

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  • The total population of the oasis is about 12,000.

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  • In 1820 the oasis of Siwa was subdued by his arms; in 1823 he laid the foundations of Khartum.

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  • Uvarazmiya), in the great oasis of Khiva, which still bears the name Khwarizm.

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  • Margu), on the river Margus (Murghab); chiefly inhabiting the oasis of Merv, which has preserved their name.

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  • In later times the Arabic town Atra in an oasis on the west of the Tigris, governed by its own kings, gained special importance.

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  • But little by little it vanished from Iran, with the exception of a few remnants (chiefly in the oasis of Yezd), the faithful finding a refuge in India at Bombay.

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  • YARKAND (Chinese name Soche Fu), the chief town of the principal oasis of Chinese Turkestan, on the Yarkand-Darya, in 38° 25' N., 77° 16' E., and 3900 ft.

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  • The settlements of the Yarkand oasis occupy the S.

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  • The oasis of Kashgar limits it in the N., and a tract of desert separates it from the oasis of Khotan in the S.E.

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  • The oasis of Yarkand is regarded as the richest of E.

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  • The cotton tree and the mulberry are cultivated in the warmer parts of the oasis.

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  • The valleys between the ridges are generally sandy deserts, with an occasional oasis of cultivation.

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  • The name Biskra applies to a union of five or six villages of the usual Saharan type, scattered through an oasis 3 m.

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  • The foreign settlement is on the north of the oasis; it consists of a broad main street, the rue Berthe (from which a few side streets branch at right angles), lined with European houses, the whole in the style of a typical French winter resort, a beautiful public garden, with the church in the centre, an arcade, a pretentious mairie in pseudo-Moorish style with entrance guarded by terra-cotta lions, some good shops, a number of excellent hotels and cafes, a casino, clubs, and, near by, a street of dancing and singing girls of the tribe of Walad-Nail.

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  • The population (1906) of the chief settlement was 4218, of the whole oasis 10,413.

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  • In the oasis are some 200,000 fruit trees, of which about 150,000 are date-palms, the rest being olives, pomegranates and apricots.

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  • In the centre of the oasis is the old kasbah or citadel.

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  • BILMA, or Kawar, an oasis in the heart of the Sahara desert, some 60 m.

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  • Near Bilma is a small circular oasis, kept green by a fine spring, but immediately to the south begins the most dreary part of the Saharan desert, over which the caravans travel for fifteen days without discovering the slightest trace of vegetable life.

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  • Turkey claimed the oasis as part of the hinterland of Tripoli and garrisoned Bilma in 1902.

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  • In 1907 the oasis and surrounding district was created a circle of the Military Territory of the Niger (see Sahara).

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  • It has several fine public buildings and the streets are lined with avenues of pear trees, while an abundant supply of water, luxuriant orchards, fields and gardens give it the appearance of an oasis in the desert.

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  • KHOTAN (locally Ilcht), a town and oasis of East Turkestan, on the Khotan-darya, between the N.

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  • The oasis contains two small towns, Kara-kash and Yurun-kash, and over 300 villages, its total population being about 150,000.

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  • Another expedition against the great oasis failed likewise, and the plan of attacking Carthage was frustrated by the refusal of the Phoenicians to operate against their kindred.

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  • In the Turanian basin the contrast between desert and oasis is much stronger than in the Balkash region.

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  • The inhabitants of the neighbourhood of Tashkent and Samarkand, as well as those of the much more northern but better sheltered Kulja oasis, add the cultivation of the almond, pomegranate and fig.

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  • The former, built in 1880-1888, starts at Krasnovodsk on the Caspian and runs east-south-east between the Kara-kum desert and the Kopet-dagh Mountains until it reaches the oasis of Tejen.

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  • (vi.) At and about the oasis of Tung-hwang, east of Lop-nor.

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  • farther west, is a similar gap (2800 ft.) which facilitates communication between the oasis of Turfan and Dzungaria.

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  • The surrounding oasis is very fertile.

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  • south-west at the desert end of the Wadi Ghir is the oasis and town of Temacin (pop. 2120), one of the chief centres of the Mussulman fraternity of Tidianes.

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  • There are few good harbours, Port 1 It was supposed to be indicated by the line which, according to the Turkish firman of 1841, describes a semicircle from the Siwa Oasis to Wadai, approaching the Nile between the Second and Third Cataracts.

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  • is the oasis of Jauf, a hollow or depression, as its name signifies, containing many villages, and of great antiquarian interest as the central point of the old Minaean and Sabaean kingdoms, known to the ancients from the earliest historical times through their control of the frankincense trade of S.

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  • The natural products of the Jordan valley - a tropical oasis sunk in the temperate zone, and overhung by Alpine Hermon - are unique.

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  • The College 's two main quadrangles are an oasis of green right in the middle of the city.

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  • Oasis are reportedly lining up a re-recorded version of ' Acquiesce ' as their next single.

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  • The garden of No 10 is a delightful oasis smack bang in the center of town.

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  • He now runs Lost Oasis Expeditions, offering small-scale, expert-led, real adventure expeditions in remote desert locations.

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  • Included in or then seek out in the room tiki oasis party.

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  • The large green lawn enclosed by a wall of yew hedges, provides a tranquil oasis in the heart of Stratford.

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  • Enter through the stately door and into an oasis of country tranquility in the heart of cosmopolitan Dublin.

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  • After an unforgettable desert sunset we head back to the oasis.

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  • A good viola player, a bad viola player or an oasis?

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  • I like the idea of creating a backyard oasis [and] I enjoy functional and fun pieces.

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  • You can choose from a rustic looking Garden Oasis log bench to the classic looking Deer Park Daisy Bench.

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  • Sears has these types of patio chairs in classic retro designs, such as the Garden Oasis Retro Steel Clam Rockers in yellow, red or blue.

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  • The Garden Oasis outdoor furniture from Sears has classic contemporary styling.

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  • There are dozens of outdoor furniture choices available in the Garden Oasis collection.

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  • Oasis Design offers a gray water policy web page that outlines policies for reusing gray water in some states where these systems have been approved.

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  • Alice went for a children's "fantasy" bedroom, while David settled on a calming oasis style room, bringing elements of the park into the room.

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  • David made use of neutral colors and outdoor motifs to create an urban oasis in the middle of the park.

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  • Even in a shared bedroom, a women's vanity is her oasis, a place completely her own.

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  • The Music Room - For your teen music fan, create a little musical oasis for them.

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  • Your kitchen will soon be a beautiful oasis for you and your family and friends to enjoy.

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  • A bedroom can be an oasis, a place to getaway from the routine and a place to find that sometimes needed tranquility and solitude.

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  • It'll become an oasis for you and your guests.

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  • You can create your own private retreat, an oasis of comfort where you can go to unwind and do the activities that help you relax or bring you fulfillment.

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  • In the work place, managers may try different and entertaining methods to relieve stress with humor; some managers have created a specific area of the office to be used as a stress reduction oasis.

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  • Described as an oasis in the desert, the lush greenery, romantic weeping willows, and serene lake make a picture perfect wedding day complete.

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  • Creating a tropical bathroom doesn't have to break your budget, and with a little creativity, you can turn a humdrum room into a peaceful oasis.

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  • The following themes can be carried from the master bedroom into the bath, or used to create an oasis from a hectic life.

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  • When a good theme and a fancy valance with the right colors and texture are selected, your master bedroom can become a honeymoon scene or on oasis of calm.

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  • Any bedroom can be transformed into a tranquil oasis with Asian inspired bedding.

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  • While anyone hoping to transform their bedroom into a vibrant, beach-worthy oasis will naturally lean toward tropical bedding, what about people who are naturally more conservative in their decorative choices?

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  • Transform your room into an oasis of black, red and white.

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  • Depp has recorded with the band Oasis, playing lead slide guitar on the track Fade In-Out.

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  • Depp has recorded twice with the British pop group Oasis.

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  • The Baja California peninsula is a diverse Mexican oasis with towering mountains, tropical forests, oceanfront deserts, and of course some of the most fabulous beaches in Mexico.

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  • The Mexican Riviera is an oasis consumed with extraordinary natural beauty.

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  • The cruise takes passengers from Long Beach, California down the Baja California peninsula to the Mexican seaside oasis of Ensenada, the Cinderella of the Pacific.

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  • Wired: Go inside the ship's hull with this photo gallery of Oasis.

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  • Oasis of the Seas: Follow the ship's progress at the official site, full of video, images, and news!

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  • When it does you can look forward to fun, brief sailing trips that provide hours of non-stop rest and relaxation or access to limitless activities on board a floating oasis.

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  • In November of 2009, Royal Caribbean unveiled its latest and greatest mega-luxury liner, dubbed the Oasis of the Seas.

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  • Oasis of the Seas also holds the international titles for the world's widest and tallest cruise ship.

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  • Weighing more than 225,000 tons, Oasis of the Seas proudly welcomes 6,300 guests with ease.

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  • There are also approximately 2,100 crew members onboard the Oasis of the Seas to wait on you hand and foot.

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  • The world's largest cruise liner in service as of December 2009 is Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas.

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  • In addition to its enormous size, Oasis of the Seas has additional features that will amaze you.

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  • For example, instead of the typical grand atrium in the middle of the ship, the Oasis has an area called "Central Park."

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  • Guests who are hungry on the Oasis of the Seas do not have to worry about a lack of options.

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  • Passengers may be surprised to learn that most restaurants on Oasis of the Seas feature a surcharge.

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  • Oasis of the Sea's home port is Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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  • If you'd like to book a cruise on the Oasis of the Seas, you can do so through Royal Caribbean's website.

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  • From multiple dining venues, water acrobats performing a high-diving aerial show and casino action to a unique lounge that ascends and descends over three decks, Oasis of the Seas offers a plethora of entertainment all on its own.

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  • At a time when the snowflakes have begun to settle in, imagining a warm garden oasis is quite a treat.

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  • It is best to keep an overall landscape plan or your oasis may end up looking like a yard sale!One way to create uniformity is to use landscaping software.

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  • You can use them as accents or to create an oasis of tranquility.

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  • Based on the formal gardens of Medieval monasteries, when many flowers and herbs were grown as a natural pharmacy in the sheltered monastery walls, kitchen gardens create an edible oasis in the yard.

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  • Another guitar player that successfully uses tag line melodies in his playing is Noel Gallagher from the British rock band Oasis.

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  • Sound Oasis offers the Sound Oasis Sound Therapy System.

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  • Another bifocal lenses from Acuvue is the Oasis for Presbyopia.

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  • For example if you knew you wore the Acuvue brand of contact lens, you would want to verify the sub name because Acuvue has Acuvue Oasis as well as several other subnames.

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  • One pair that may be of interest is the Oasis Optics Fishing Bi-focal Sunglasses Reader Polarized Tortoise.

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  • Visitors can purchase replica African crafts and clothing, and the architecture of the buildings, flowerbeds, and fountains is reminiscent of an African oasis.

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  • Elegant decorations reflect both Native American and Hispanic influences, and the landscaping includes sumptuous fountains that make the resort truly an oasis in the midst of the southwestern desert.

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  • The Oasis Water Park is only available to resort guests, and inner tubes and towels are provided without charge.

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  • Besides water fun, the park is also boasts the Island Oasis Party Cabana, which is available for private or birthday parties and company picnics.

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  • The heated outdoor swimming oasis measures 1,500 square feet and holds 35,000 gallons of water.

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  • Whatever you call it, there is a ton of wet and wild fun to be had in the watery oasis.

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  • To unlock a mode that removes the display during a song, sing "Bring The Noise 20xx" in the Neon Oasis venue and get "Excellent" on 75 consecutive phrases on vocals.

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  • Oasis is a strategy game made by indie video game developer Mind Control Software.

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  • Rather than spending days or weeks playing one game, Oasis lets you get your fix in two or three minute spurts of play that connect to a larger story.

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  • The central object in Oasis is to keep your cities alive.

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  • As you move your character from square to square, the fog is lifted to reveal a number of surprises, including villages of potential followers, new towns, the oasis, or the mysterious obelisk.

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  • The currency in Oasis is measured by followers.

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  • If you don't do this, you won't fare very well in Oasis!

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  • Although it eschews many of the traditional complexities of most strategy games, Oasis retains a fair amount of choice, chance and gameplay strategies.

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  • Then there's the mystical oasis, the namesake of the game.

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  • Every map/level has an oasis hidden somewhere beneath the fog.

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  • Spell "OASIS" to be taken to a bonus stage for some helpful technologies.

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  • Oasis pulls through as a good strategy game for casual gamers.

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  • Rhythm games are incredibly popular, giving gamers the opportunity to rock out to artist like The Who, Nirvana, Oasis, Marilyn Manson, Taylor Swift and more.

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  • Your refreshing bottle of white wine, your deliverance from the heat, your means of melting the stress from the day away, your oasis in the desert, has been sitting out on the counter and is as warm as the day is long.

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  • Deer, antelope, elk, and other animals also reside in this Tennessee hunting oasis.

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  • Japanese Tea Garden - Created for the 1894 World's Fair, this serene oasis within the park is the oldest public Japanese garden in the United States.

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  • Oasis: Featuring a beautiful island sunset pattern.

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  • Oasis Pant: This is another bikini bottom that features square-shaped cut outs on each side of the bikini.

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  • Party Oasis offers both varieties of seashell bikini tops, and each style comes equipped with the necessary string closure.

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  • Many companies that create natural pools also do landscape design and so will make your whole back garden into a unique oasis.

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  • Tropical Oasis: One tablespoon of this fluid supplies over 125 different nutrients, including 10 milligrams of amino acids, a full day's supply of vitamins A through E, dozens of trace minerals and 1.32 milligrams of herbal extracts.

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  • A great formula that works well for men as well as others in the family is the Tropical Oasis' Liquid Multiple Vitamin Mineral For Adults.

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  • A Floral - has a range of oasis foam rings available and these are ideal for making candle wreaths that feature fresh flowers.

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  • Sites such as Meeting Christian Singles and Oasis Church have advice as well as links to resources for divorced Christians.

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  • Oasis Active is another Australian site that offers some great features for free to its members.

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  • Local and global membership: Aside from Australia, Oasis serves eight other countries, increasing your dating pool.

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  • Safety measures: Oasis takes privacy very seriously and preserves anonymity.

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  • Sun Oasis Jobs has listings for several different types of journalism jobs, although the site does seem to be geared more to people looking for freelance writing opportunities with various online publications.

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  • In today's age of video games with ever increasing levels of violence, profanity, and sexual content, caring games for girls are a welcome oasis for family friendly fun.

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  • If you'd prefer to be further away from downtown Portland for your spa retreat, the Avalon Hotel & Spa is a nearby oasis for relaxation.

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  • In other words, how far away is this oasis, and how will you get there…car, train, airplane?

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  • This is actually saying something since this tropical vacation oasis is becoming famous for providing extraordinary spa services.

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  • Cabo San Lucas is a majestic oceanic playground on the edge of the earth, and Villa del Palmar is an ethereal vacation oasis of incomparable beauty.

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  • The DYC won the 2008 "Best of Yoga" award states the Dallas Observer, "The Dallas Yoga Center is an oasis of calm...

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  • Asperger Syndrome site: The former Online Asperger Information & Support (OASIS) merged with MAAP services to form the autism and AS site, aspergersyndrome.org.

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  • Aspergers Syndrome site: The former Online Asperger Information & Support (OASIS) merged with MAAP services and is now aspergersyndrome.org.

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  • This lead to other hosting gigs on MTV as well as the Oasis Live at Wembley concert.

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  • Oasis is a rock band hailing from the UK.

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  • During the height of their popularity in the mid 1990s, Oasis and their light catchy music were a worldwide hit.

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  • During the height of Britpop in the mid '90s, Oasis were deemed the biggest band in the world, and surpassed even '60s rock 'n roll top dogs The Beatles in record sales.

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  • In their early days Oasis really played up to this rock star image.

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  • Renaming the band Oasis, the lads embarked on a year of rigorous rehearsing, and began gigging in small pubs and clubs.

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  • In 1994 Oasis released 'Supersonic', and their speedy flight to stardom began.

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  • Oasis are one of the only British bands ever to successfully 'break' America.

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  • Oasis then took several months out to record their third album Be Here Now, released in August 1997.

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  • Although it was hugely successful in both the UK and America, it was criticised for being over produced, and consequently was not as popular was Oasis' first two albums.

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  • Paul Arthurs left the band during the recording process of Oasis' fourth album in the summer of 1999, which was shortly followed by the departure of Paul McGuigan.

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  • The Gallaghers have always maintained an uncompromising faith in the band, claiming that Oasis have achieved ultimate world domination.

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  • The progression of British pop in the '90s demonstrates a rise in grand guitar anthems, from artists like Oasis, Blur, Ocean Colour Scene and the Bluetones.

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  • The Stone Roses' sound has been likened to bands such as Slaughter and the Dogs, The Clash, Gram Parsons, The Seeds, and some consider their music to have paved the way for '90s sensation Oasis.

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  • Oasis demonstrated that same desire to abandon the industrial claws of Manchester and explore their potential, whilst clinging intensely to their northern identities.

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  • It was the release of the first single 'Country House' from forthcoming album The Great Escape that sparked the chart battle between Blur and fellow superstars Oasis.

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  • It was Albarn who had the release date for the single put forward to coincide with Oasis' 'Roll With It'.

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  • For Blur, Oasis were a dangerous enemy in their great struggle for power: together the bands symbolised a great cultural battle.

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  • They represented the North/South divide, the working classes versus middle class snobs, and most of all, Oasis appealed to American audiences in a way that Blur never did.

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  • The album got to number one in the British charts, becoming the fastest-selling debut in the country, even beating Oasis' Defnitely Maybe seven months earlier.

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  • Oasis is as famous for the constant brawling between band member brothers Liam and Noel Gallagher as they are for their music.

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  • The Black Crowes have Chris and Rich Robinson, Oasis has Noel and Liam Gallagher, Van Halen has Eddie and Alex Van Halen, The Kinks have Ray and Dave Davies, and so on.

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  • Wonderwall helped Brit-pop superstars Oasis crossover into the US market in a big way.

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  • It is now Oasis' signature song -- and the go-to song for a many a YouTube wannabe musicians.

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