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Chara

 

a river in Chita and Irkutsk oblasts and the Yakut ASSR; a left tributary of the Olekma River. The Chara measures 851 km in length and drains an area of 87,600 sq km. It originates on the southern slope of the Kodar Range, flows along the Chara Depression, and crosses the range, forming rapids. It is fed by rain, snow, glaciers, and subterranean sources. High water is from May to September. The mean flow rate is 900 cu m per sec.

The Chara freezes over in October, and the ice breaks up in May. Its main left tributary is the Zhuia, and its main right tributary is the Tokko. The river is navigable for a distance of 416 km. The Udokan Ore Region is located in a basin near the river’s upper course. The Baikal-Amur Railroad will pass along the lower course of the Chara.


Chara

 

an old Russian metal drinking vessel used for alcoholic beverages. Chary were short and round, without a base, and featured a flat, horizontal handle attached at the side. They were in common household use in the 16th and 17th centuries.

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It was exciting to be playing a game, that's for sure,'' Chara said.
While Chara has frequently been accused of playing soft, it has also made sense for him to leave the fighting to the likes of Shawn Thornton and others.
Chara finished with two assists and a couple of hits, one of which came against Jason Pominville early in the first period and seemed to be a message to any critics that this is one 6-foot-9 defenseman who isn't about to change the way he conducts his business.
Of course, Chara credited David Krejci for make the perfect pass that led to his hat trick.
The NHL's tallest player at 6-foot-9, Chara had a career-best 51 points in 2007-08 and a career-high 37 assists last season, when he led the Bruins with a plus-19 rating but scored just seven goals while playing with an injured hand.
No penalty was called, but Chara returned as good as new for the third period.
Even bigger than Thomas' goaltending was his intervening on behalf of Ward with 5:30 left in the second period and the game tied, 1-1, after Chara and Kostitsyn had traded power-play goals earlier in the period.
Think the name of Mark Recchi, who played in a Game 7 loss to Carolina in the 2009 playoffs the day after having a kidney stone surgically removed, might come up when the Chara bashing starts?
Chara has 11 points in the last nine games, Krejci 20 in 15 games, and Lucic 12 in 10.
Chara, visibly weak and listless, still managed to show up for yesterday's maiden practice of Boston's 2011-12 season after attending the funeral Friday of Slovakian and former NHL star Pavol Demitra, one of 44 people who died when a Russian jet carrying the Lokomotiv hockey team crashed.
Chara scored two extra-strength goals on Monday night in a 2-0 shutout of Calgary at TD Garden.
The year and a half fabrication work on the multi million dollar project will result in the six telescopes being aligned in a unique permanent arrangement by the CHARA Project, a consortium managed by Georgia Tech University in Atlanta.