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Loa

(lō`ä), longest river of Chile, 275 mi (443 km) long, flowing S from the Andes, N Chile, then W and N through the Atacama Desert, before turning W to the Pacific Ocean. It is not navigable but affords some water supply and hydroelectric power for copper and nitrate-mining communities in its vicinity.
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Loa

 

a river in northern Chile. Length, approximately 400 km. The Loa River rises in the Cordillera Occidental, crossing the Atacama Desert in its middle course, and empties into the Pacific Ocean. It is fed primarily by subsoil water; fluctuations in the flow are negligible. The average water discharge at the river’s emergence from the mountains is 6 cu m per sec, and in the lower course, 4 cu m per sec. It is used for irrigation, and springs in the basin are the main source of water for the cities of Chuquicamata, Calama, and Antofagasta.

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LOA

On drawings, abbr. for “length overall.”
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(3.) For a more in-depth discussion of loas, see Maya Deren's Divine Horseman--a source Reed includes in Mumbo Jumbo's bibliography--or Zora Neale Hurston's Tell My Horse, to which Reed contributed an introduction.
In the study of the Vodun religion, flags opportunistically offer a visual glossary of the various Vodun loas. Within the vast cosmology of spirits there are two main divided branches: the cool Rada spirits which are mostly benign and originate from Guinee (mother Africa) and the hot Petro spirits which are of a fierce and violent nature, emanating from the New World.
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57-2016 that required a revalidation of all LOAs issued under the Run After Tax Evaders (RATE) program, which brings alleged tax cheats to court.
Where is it stated in a policy or written in a regulation that the USG cannot provide the Prime Contractor a copy of the implemented LOA? How does the Prime Contractor get a copy of the LOA?
As a metaphysical detective, PaPa LaBas, Reed's man at the borderline between the humans and the loas, combines mystical communication, the phenomenon of the crossroads, on the one hand, and the "whodunnit," the search for the solution of crimes, on the other.
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In Mumbo Jumbo, Black Herman exorcises a harmful loa, or spirit, from LaBas's daughter; in The Last Days of Louisiana Red, LaBas recovers a spirit from the world of the dead.
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