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Splendor

Aladdin’s palace
built of marble, gold, silver, and jewels. [Arab. Lit.: Arabian Nights]
Alhambra
the palatial 13th-century Moorish citadel in Granada, noted for its lofty situation, beautiful courts, and fountains. [Span. Hist.: Benét, 24]
baths of Caracalla and Diocletian
massive public buildings of imperial Rome, the latter having accommodations for 3,200 bathers. [Rom. Arch.: EB (1963) XIX, 392]
Bucentaur
opulent Venetian ship of state. [Ital. Hist.: Plumb, 257]
Crystal Palace
huge museum and concert hall made of iron and glass at Great Exhibition (1851). [Br. Hist.: NCE, 692]
dahlia
symbol of splendor. [Plant Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 168]
Hanging Gardens of Babylon
Nebuchadnezzar’s huge terraces, built to placate wife. [World Hist.: Wallechinsky, 255]
Khan, Kubla
(1215–1294) splendors of imperial court dazzled Polo entourage. [Asian Hist.: EB, 10: 541–543]
magnolia
symbol of magnificence. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 175]
Mont-St.-Michel
abbey, church, and fortress; one of the finest examples of medieval French architecture. [Fr. Hist.: NCE, 1824]
Parthenon
magnificent temple of Athena, dominating the Acropolis of Athens. [Gk. Hist.: Benét, 761]
Sainte-Chapelle, the
13th-century chapel, called the most beautiful building in France for its architecture and stained glass. [Fr. Architecture: NCE, 2396]
Taj Mahal
fabulous tomb of Shah Jahan’s wife. [Indian Hist.: Wallechinsky, 317]
Tutankhamun’s tomb
full of treasures of Egyptian pharaoh (c. 1350 B.C.). [Egypt. Hist.: Osborne, 1164]
Versailles
luxurious palace of French kings; outside Paris. [Fr. Hist.: Brewer Dictionary, 1127]
Xanadu
site of Kubla Khan’s “stately pleasure dome”. [Br. Lit.: Kubla Khan in Payton, 744]
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Hero Motocorp, an India-based automaker, has launched the 2018 Super Splendor motorcycle in India.
Valued at $76m (AED280m), Splendor is a G+8 development that is expected to complete and be ready for handover by the end of January 2018.
The construction of the Gemini Splendor luxury residential project marks Gemini Group's foray into the region's real estate market, said the company.
Under him, HMSI has achieved what was once considered almost impossible, if not unthinkable - its flagship scooter, Activa, has beaten Hero MotoCorp's all-time global bestseller, the motorcycle Splendor, in sales for all six months of 2016, five years after Hero and Honda called off their joint venture Hero Honda.
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The "Garden Route Splendor Luxury Self-Drive" is a tour of the most beautiful towns in South Africa and a luxurious experience of the picturesque Cape Garden Route.
The Splendor Pro Classic features the quintessential cafe racer features such as a rear cowl, single seat, low-set handlebar, spoked wheels and an old-school round headlamp.
Financial Express has reported, citing sources, that the company plans to increase the daily production of the Splendor iSmart model to 1,200 units a day over the next few months, from less than 800 units a day.
35Nm, Hero's new model Super Splendor claims a top speed of 90kmph.
But we would have liked better brakes on the Splendor iSmart.
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