Scotia


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Scotia

(skō`shə), originally the Latin name for Ireland. In the Middle Ages, it was used to refer to Scotland, to which the Scots had migrated from Ireland. Today it is used poetically.

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an asymmetrical architectural molding whose cross section forms an arc of an ellipse or a more complex concave curve.


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an underwater ridge in the southern part of the Atlantic Ocean. Presumed to be an underwater continuation of the Andes mountain system of South America, the ridge extends for 3,500 km from Tierra del Fuego through the South Sandwich Islands to Antarctica. The maximum ocean depth above the ridge is 3,000 m. Parts of the ridge rise above the water to South Georgia Island and the South Sandwich, South Shetland, and South Orkney island groups.

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A deep concave molding, esp. one at the base of a column in Classical architecture. Also called a gorge, trochilus.
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At seventeen minutes past four in the afternoon, whilst the passengers were assembled at lunch in the great saloon, a slight shock was felt on the hull of the Scotia, on her quarter, a little aft of the port-paddle.
The Scotia had not struck, but she had been struck, and seemingly by something rather sharp and penetrating than blunt.
The engineers visited the Scotia, which was put in dry dock.
Schooner "Gilbert Hope"; went astray in dory, Robert Beavon, 29, married, native of Pubnico, Nova Scotia.
Hawkins, alias Williams, 34, married, Shelbourne, Nova Scotia.
Yes, of course," said Marilla, as if getting boys from orphan asylums in Nova Scotia were part of the usual spring work on any well-regulated Avonlea farm instead of being an unheard of innovation.
The Nova Scotia Moores investigated, and found she had got to Havana and discharged her cargo and took on another and left for home; and that was all they ever found out about her.
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, April 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
28' Nova Scotia Lighthouse, Music, Culinary Demonstrations and Cultural Performances Bring Nova Scotia to Faneuil Hall and Fenway Park
has affirmed the financial strength rating of A (Excellent) and issuer credit rating of a+ of Scotia Insurance (Barbados) Limited (Scotia Re) (Barbados).
Beginning in the first decades of the seventeenth century with their settlement in present-day Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island this work focuses on their extirpation, expulsion, and dispersal to colonial New England, France, England, and Saint Domingo.
Tired and dirty from working in the fields to bring in the harvest, 418 males, boys as young as 10 to elders in their eighth and ninth decades of life, assembled in the Catholic chapel in the village of Grand Pre, Nova Scotia.