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Franco

Francisco , called el Caudillo. 1892--1975, Spanish general and statesman; head of state (1939--1975). He was commander-in- chief of the Falangists in the Spanish Civil War (1936--39), defeating the republican government and establishing a dictatorship (1939). He kept Spain neutral in World War II
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Franco

 

a term used to describe a sale in which the seller pays for part of the transport charges, that is, sales in which goods are delivered free to a certain point. When applied to specific cases, the term “franco” is replaced by “free.” For example, in sales that are free alongside ship (f.a.s.), the seller bears the expense of transporting the goods to the wharf. In free on board (f.o.b.) sales, the seller will also pay for loading the goods on the ship; loading charges are also borne by the seller in free on truck sales and free on rail sales. With sales that are concluded on the basis of delivered prices, the seller pays for all transport charges, including the charges for unloading the goods at the premises of the purchaser. In ex factory sales, however, the buyer bears all transport costs after the goods leave the warehouse of the seller.

The General Conditions of Delivery of the Council for Mutual Economic Assistance provide for franco sales for goods shipped by rail, motor vehicle, or air, as well as for goods sent by mail.

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The recent mini boom includes stories of individual artists, such as this book about Franca, as well as histories of arts organizations and the support players who laid down the foundations for our current artistic life.
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According to linguists, the 'Franca' in Lingua Franca comes from an Arabic term for Europeans, who were characterised by those living in the Levant during the Crusades as being Franks.
If we take the idea of the Uralic languages originating in an auxiliary language, a lingua franca, as an example it is obvious that very little has actually been presented to support this idea, rather it is the idea itself that is constantly being put forward, not the evidence.
Nel primo, del 1996, Franca Angelini descrive Viviani come "il contrario dell'attore borghese" (80), un attore grottesco dalle mille voci che danno vita a infiniti caratteri del mondo napoletano.
Although the more famous one, Dario's theatrical roots are less profound than Franca's since she comes from a long line of Commedia dell'Arte actors and made her stage debut at the age of eight days, in her mother's arms.
The October Lingua Franca article paints memorable pictures of longtime CFA President Derek Araujo, CFA Director Amanda Chesworth, and CFAers Erika Hedberg, Jason Loxton, Gabriel Carlson, and D.J.
Franca's energetic observation, made months ago on Lake Como, comes to mind: "Then one day, boom boom!
"You're obsessed with feminism, Franca. You sound like poor Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz who, because she was an illegitimate child and a mongrel like me, was forced to seek refuge in a convent, where she spent her life writing poems and dramas about the authenticity of her sex.

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