Cimmeria


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Cimmeria

[sə′mer·ē·ə]
(paleontology)
In the Jurassic, a narrow continent that extended east-west at the southern margin of Eurasia. The name comes from the Crimean peninsula of Russia, where there is well-displayed evidence of an intra-Jurassic orogenic disturbance, indicative of continental collision.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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According to Howard, Conan grew up in Cimmeria and left his native land at the age of 19 to join the southern civilized kingdoms looking for fortune.
Her last scrape with the law is the final straw for her parents, who ship her off to Cimmeria Academy, a co-ed boarding school in an isolated area over two hours north of London.
Last year, Allie was sent to the Cimmeria Academy boarding school and now it's the one place where she feels she belongs.
Lo tells her that Cimmeria, once ruled by women, was a peaceful Queendom overthrown by men who "have been making a hash of things." Lo tells her new disciple that "she has only to imagine something to make it so." Henceforth, Judy/Luna will "haunt the night"--a time when evil often occurs--and defeat the evil ones.
Some striking stereo views of the Red Planet include 200-foot-tall fractured mounds, probably composed of solidified lava, on the southern edge of Elysium Planitia, and, groups of gullies at different elevations along the wall of an unnamed crater in Terra Cimmeria.
Tyrantia, the Stygian deserts, Aquilonia and Cimmeria - all significant lands within the novels - are but pipe dreams and far away places when you first begin your quest.
I vividly remember the characters I grew up with, wonderful heroes like Conan of Cimmeria, Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser from Lankhmar, Jaxom of Pern, and Frodo from Middle Earth, yet the most memorable character of my youth was intergalactic bounty hunter Sam McCade.
Roughly 300-350 Ma, "Cimmeria" (now Iran, Afghanistan, and Tibet) split away from Gondwana and drifted north to collide with Asia.
These "magnetic stripes," shown on page 46, are most prominent in the southern hemisphere region called Terra Cimmeria; several isolated anomalies were also mapped in the northern hemisphere.
(20) Cosi il testo piu rappresentativo della letteratura cimmeria (una letteratura, non a caso, di una lingua sulla soglia dei morti): si tratta del romanzo incompiuto di Ukko Ahti, Sporgendosi dalla costa scoscesa, rappresentativo "per quel che manifesta e ancor piu per quel che occulta, per il suo sottrarsi, venir meno, sparire ...