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Anaconda

(ănəkŏn`də), city (1990 pop. 10,278), seat of Deer Lodge co., SW Mont.; inc. 1887. Marcus DalyDaly, Marcus,
1841–1900, American copper magnate, b. Ireland. He went to New York City at 15 and later moved to California, where he worked as a miner. He was employed by the "silver kings," J. G. Fair and J. W. Mackay, at the Comstock Lode.
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 chose this place (1883) for the Anaconda Copper Mining Company's processing operations, and in the 1890s tried unsuccessfully to make it Montana's capital. The city's famed high-stacked smelter was closed in 1980 as the copper industry declined. Tourism, spurred by a Jack Nicklaus–designed golf course (1997), is now important.

anaconda:

see boaboa
, name for live-bearing constrictor snakes of the family Boidae, found mostly in the Americas. This family, which also comprises the egg-laying pythons of the Old World, includes the largest of all snakes, as well as many smaller ones.
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anaconda

[‚an·ə′kän·də]
(vertebrate zoology)
Eunectes murinus. The largest living snake, an arboreal-aquatic member of the boa family (Boidae).

anaconda

South American boa constrictor; longest and deadliest of its kind. [Zoology: NCE, 317]

anaconda

a very large nonvenomous arboreal and semiaquatic snake, Eunectes murinus, of tropical South America, which kills its prey by constriction: family Boidae (boas)
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To make this project a reality, Anaconda Mining is investing $90,000 cash and $102,500 in-kind while the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) College and Community Innovation Program Applied Research and Development Grants is contributing $225,000 towards the project.
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