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Rodriguez

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Rodrigues

(rōdrē`gəs), island (1996 est. pop. 34,883), 42 sq mi (109 sq km), in the Indian Ocean, c.350 mi (560 km) E of MauritiusMauritius
, officially Republic of Mauritius, republic (2015 est. pop. 1,259,000), 790 sq mi (2,046 sq km), in the SW Indian Ocean. It is part of the Mascarene Islands, c.500 mi (800 km) E of Madagascar.
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, of which it is a dependency. One of the Mascarene IslandsMascarene Islands
, in the Indian Ocean, E of Madagascar. They include Mauritius, Réunion, and Rodriguez. Apparently known to the Arabs, they were rediscovered by the Portuguese at the beginning of the 16th cent. The islands are named for Pedro Mascarenhas, who visited them c.1512.
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, it is surrounded by coral reef. Port Mathurin is the chief town. Most of the inhabitants are of African descent; some persons are of European, Indian, and Chinese descent. The population is largely French speaking and Roman Catholic. The main occupations are subsistence farming and fishing. Rodriguez was discovered in 1645 by the Portuguese, was briefly occupied (1691–93) by the Dutch, and was colonized (18th cent.) by the French from Mauritius. Britain took the island in 1810 and administered it as part of Mauritius, which became independent in 1968.
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"That," said the duchess, "I should have considered the greatest affront that could be offered me;" and addressing Sancho, she said to him, "You must know, friend Sancho, that Dona Rodriguez is very youthful, and that she wears that hood more for authority and custom sake than because of her years."
Signor Rodriguez, whom they knew to be the manager of the hotel, stood quite near them in the doorway surveying the scene--the gentlemen lounging in chairs, the couples leaning over coffee-cups, the game of cards in the centre under profuse clusters of electric light.
I see the guidons of Albornez, Cacorla, Rodriguez, Tavora, with the two great orders, and the knights of France and of Aragon.
The ALJ noted that the entire time Rodriguez worked for the contractor, C.R.
Sixto Diaz Rodriguez was the sixth son of a hard-luck Chicano family.
Since Mike Rodriguez received his Ford F l50 pickup truck outfitted with a wheelchair lift, hand controls, and power transfer device, he's felt nothing but freedom.
UPDATE: The Astros have won their case with Wandy Rodriguez (http://bizofbaseball.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4097:astros-beat-wandy-rodriguez-in-salary-arbitration-will-pay-him-5m-in-2010&catid=72:salary-arbitration&Itemid=183).
The Philadelphia-based timbalero Foto Rodriguez celebrates his 30th anniversary as a bandleader with his latest production, Celebrando 30 Aniversario, a slamming, smoking and modern charanga/salsa project.
Near the close of brown, his 2002 extended autobiographical essay, Richard Rodriguez describes the tension between being gay and being Catholic.
Baseball star Alex Rodriguez today admitted that a cousin injected him with Primobolan, or "Boli", during his three seasons with the Texas Ranges from 2001-2003.
Rodriguez said she probably first became aware of the business end of fashion through her mother, who worked in fashion manufacturing in Portland in the early '90s.
Mariel Rodriguez threw husband Robin Padilla a surprise birthday party on Friday, Aug.