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Sparks,

city (1990 pop. 53,367), Washoe co., W Nev., just E of RenoReno
, city (1990 pop. 133,850), seat of Washoe co., W Nev., on the Truckee River; inc. 1903. Tourism has been the major industry since gambling was legalized in Nevada in 1931.
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; inc. 1905. The Southern Pacific RR was the major employer until the dieselization of railroad engines forced the closing (1957) of the railroad shops there. The city still has railroad activities, and tourism is a major industry. Manufactures include medical supplies; modular structures; machinery; transportation equipment; concrete, paper, and wood products; electrical and electronic equipment; and restaurant equipment. There is also printing and publishing and minerals exploration. Sparks is in the Reno metropolitan area, one of the fastest-growing areas of the United States. Points of interest include a planetarium and a monument honoring the Chinese who built the railroad.

SPARKS

(language)
Fortran superset, used in Fundamentals of Data Structures, E. Horowitz & S. Sahni, Computer Science Press 1976.
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I was encouraged by nothing, mother, but by looking at the red sparks dropping out of the fire, and whitening and dying.
Yonder was the banks and the islands, across the water; and maybe a spark -- which was a candle in a cabin window; and sometimes on the water you could see a spark or two -- on a raft or a scow, you know; and maybe you could hear a fiddle or a song coming over from one of them crafts.
The spark remained stationary for a moment, then moved back again in the direction from which it had advanced.
They would not listen; and drew nearer, saying, while bright sparks showered from their lips, "We will not let you go, for you have promised to be ours if the gems you brought proved worthless; so fling away this cold white cloak, and bathe with us in the fire fountains, and help us bring back to our bosom flames the light we gave you for the child.
And as they continued to fall upon him, the spark of life within flickered and went down.
Instantly Murchison pressed with his finger the key of the electric battery, restored the current of the fluid, and discharged the spark into the breech of the Columbiad.
The spark may smoulder and go out, or it may glow and expand, but see
Then there you lie like the one warm spark in the heart of an arctic crystal.
The spark of joy kindled in Kitty seemed to have infected everyone in the church.
Weak or strong," repeated Milady, "that man has, then, a spark of pity in his soul; of that spark I will make a flame that shall devour him.
He had indulged in some wistful hopes that for once his master might have relaxed, that an opportune word of congratulation might awaken some spark of generosity in the man who had just added a fortune to his great store.
Hope my fellows have not got into trouble up there," muttered Uncle Mac, adding with a satisfied chuckle, as a spark shone out, "No; there it goes