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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



(linden), a genus of deciduous trees of the family Tilia-ceae. The trees are 15–25 m high (sometimes 40 m) and have a diameter of 2 m (sometimes 5 m). The bark is grayish brown and often cracks on older trees. The leaves are alternate, round or broadly ovate, sinuate or truncate at the base, and dentate (less often, smooth-edged; sometimes lobed; and in garden forms, pinnately cleft). The inflorescence is a cyme, and an oblong ligulate bract is attached to the peduncle. The regular flowers have five sepals and five white or yellow-white petals; sometimes there are infertile petaloid stamens, or staminodes. There are numerous stamens, and the ovary is superior with three to five cells. The nutlike fruit has one to three seeds and is smooth, tuberculate, or ribbed. Sometimes these trees, particularly the European linden (Tilia europea), live 500–1,000 years.

There are approximately 50 species of Tilia in the northern hemisphere. Seventeen species are found in the USSR, the most common being littleleaf linden (T. cordata), European linden, T. caucasica (in the Caucasus), and T. amurensis (in the Far East). Lindens can tolerate shade and are resistant to wind and smoke. They are propagated by seeds and readily produce new shoots from the stump. They yield large quantities of nectar. Lindens are widely cultivated in parks. Their soft and easily worked wood is used for production of furniture, tubs, veneers, and musical instruments. The phloem is used in the production of bast, and the bark of young trees is used for making baskets, footwear, and twine. A tincture of the dried white inflorescences and the bracts is taken internally as a diaphoretic; it is also used as a gargle. Linden flowers are used in diaphoretic tea.


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Cu dragostea omori timpul, cu timpul omori dragostea.
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1 (--) The Streets - Dry Your Eyes 2 (2) Shapeshifters - Lola's Theme 3 (1) Rachel Stevens - Some Girls 4 (5) O-Zone - Dragostea Din Tei 5 (4) Britney Spears - Everytime 6 (3) Flip & Fill - Discoland 7 (9) J--Kwon - Tipsy8 (--) Lou Reed - Satellite Of Love 04 9 (6) Usher - Burn 10 (7) Jamelia - See It In A Boy's Eyes 11 (12) Shaznay Lewis - Never Felt Like This Before 12 (11) McFly - Obviously 13 (8) Morrissey - First Of The Gang To Die 14 (--) Styles & Breeze - - You're Shining 15 (10) Girls Aloud - The Show 16 (14) Damien Rice - Cannonball 17 (16) Mario Winans - I Don't Wanna Know 18 (17) Black Eyed Peas - Let's Get It Started 19 (19) Kelis - Trick Me 20 (15) Snow Patrol - Spitting Games.
vesnica, si dragostea platita, lege.--"Poti demonstra ca albul e
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* Dragostea este ca ciorba: se raceste pe masura ce o consumi.
Acesta este si modul de a lucra a lui Dumnezeu: alege oamenii de jos ai lumii, pentru a birui pe cei puternici, cheama lucrurile care nu sunt de parca ar fi, pune la baza lumii dragostea cu o structura matematica parca, conditionata de modelul sau divin, o dragoste simpla si puternica, ii face pe cei orbi sa vada cu ochii mintii ceea ce oamenii normali nu mai pot vedea, schimba lumea intr-o clipita, in fractiuni de timp pe care noi nu le percepem, dar care mentin viata, face dintr-un fricos un mare apostol, creeaza cel mai important Templu, trupul uman, desi oamenii vor un altul, ne atrage atentia ca toate lucrurile sunt permise, dar totodata nu toate zidesc si nu toate ne sunt de folos, limitarea dand astfel sens infinitului ...
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But Kylie only manages to scrape in the top 10 with Chocolate while the rest of theUK pushed her to number six.1 (-) Girls Aloud - The Show 2 (2) Britney Spears - Everytime 3 (1) McFly - Obviously 4 (-) Usher - Burn 5 (3) O-Zone - Dragostea Din Tei 6 (6) Outkast - Roses 7 (-) Blue - Bubblin' 8 (-) George Michael --Flawless (Go To The City) 9 (5) Mario Winans - I Don't Wanna Know 10 (-) Kylie Minogue - Chocolate 11 (-) Black Eyed Peas - Let's Get It Started 12 (9) Kelis - Trick Me 13 (11) Beverley Knight - Come As You Are 14 (4) Bhoys From Paradise - Dirty Old Town