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Mama

 

an urban-type settlement, the administrative center of Mama-Gnu Raion, Irkutsk Oblast, RSFSR. A landing on the Vitim River (a tributary of the Lena) where the Mama River flows into the Vitim. Located 976 km northeast of the Lena railroad station. The mining of muscovite mica is the main economic activity.


Mama

 

a river in the Buriat ASSR and Irkutsk Oblast of the RSFSR. It is a left tributary of the Vitim River. Length, 406 km (from its source in the Levaia Mama); basin area, 18,900 sq km.

The Mama has its source in the Levaia Mama and Pravaia Mama on the northern slopes of the Verkhneangara ridge. It is a winding river that is fed primarily by rains. Summer rains cause flash floods and sharp fluctuations in the water level. High water is from May to September. The average flow is about 350 cu m per sec. The river freezes over in October and thaws in May. It is navigable up to 110 km from its mouth. There are mica deposits in the Mama River basin.

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I should like mamma to ask them to Kingscote, but I am afraid mamma wouldn't like the mother, who is rather vulgar.
Yes; it IS awfully convenient," May brightly agreed, "that you should be able to meet Ellen after all; you saw how much Mamma appreciated your offering to do it.
Yes, dear mamma," cried Peony, running to his mother, and looking up simply into her face.
My darling mamma," answered Violet, looking seriously into her mother's face, and apparently surprised that she should need any further explanation, "I have told you truly who she is.
Yes, mamma," asseverated Peony, with much gravity in his crimson little phiz; "this is 'ittle snow-child.
While mamma still hesitated what to think and what to do, the street-gate was thrown open, and the father of Violet and Peony appeared, wrapped in a pilot-cloth sack, with a fur cap drawn down over his ears, and the thickest of gloves upon his hands.
Will Demi lie still like a good boy, while Mamma runs down and gives poor Papa his tea?
Demi, go upstairs, and get into your bed, as Mamma bids you.
But even that refuge proved unavailing, for he was delivered over to the enemy, with a "Be gentle with him, John," which struck the culprit with dismay, for when Mamma deserted him, then the judgment day was at hand.
Demi, say good night to Mamma, and let her go and rest, for she is very tired with taking care of you all day.