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a Russian word with various meanings.

(1) The quantity and number 40.

(2) An old Russian unit of counting. It was first used until the early 19th century, primarily in the fur trade. For example, 2 soroka of sables were equal to 80 pelts.

(3) A group of churches, sometimes less than 40 in number, subject to a blagochinnyi (a senior priest serving as superintendent over the clergy of several parishes). The phrase sorok sorokov (forty forties) is a traditional expression for the great number of churches in old Moscow.

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Implementing agency : Ministry Of Health And Welfare National Sorok Island Hospital
I wanted to depict in the figure of Samgin such an intellectual of average worth who passes through an entire series of moods, seeking the most independent place in life for himself, [a place] where he would be comfortable both materially and internally." Gor'kii, commentary to Zhizn' Klima Samgina (sorok let): Povest', part 1, in Sobranie sochinenii v tridtsati tomakh (Moscow: Gosudarstvennoe izdatel'stvo khudozhestvennoi literatury, 1952), 19: 541--42.
Sublethal effect of concentrations of Metarhizium anisopliae (Metsch.) Sorok on the larval stage and immunologic characteristics for Diatraea flavipennella (Box) (Lepidoptera Crambidae).
and Metarhizium anisopliae (Metsch.) Sorok. for the control of the mite Mononychellus tanajoa (Bondar).
in Sorok.) Shoemaker por la aplicacion de sustancias elicitoras de Trichoderma (Ondrackova et al, 2013) y en el cultivo de Musa spp.
Kovrigina, Sorok let zdravookhraneniia (Moscow: Ministerstvo zdravookhraneniia, 1957), 287.
Jang's inner longing to be of help led him to establish the Sorok Uni Foundation Inc.
e Metarhizium anisopliae (Metsch.) Sorok. sobre caracteristicas biologicas de Diatraea saccharalis F.
Izmozik, Sorok let na sekretnoi sluzhbe: Zhizn' i prikliucheniia Vladimira Krivosha, Moscow: Iks-Khistori, Kuchkovo Pole, 2007, 40-56; see also, Alekseev, Voennaia razvedka Rossii, vol.